Study Questions Chapts. 10

  1. Angell summarized the differences between Functionalism and Structuralism in his APA presidential address. What did he say?

  2. What modification did Woodworth propose to the standard S-R paradigm? What was his criticism of the paradigm, and how was his modification going to improve upon it?

  3. Describe one of Thorndike'ís learning experiments with cats. Include an explanation of his law of effect.

  4. Compare Dewey's and Thorndike's views of the role of hereditary in determining intelligence.

  5. What is the doctrine of formal discipline? How did Thorndike and Woodworth evaluate it? What did they find?

  6. Name two people who were major influences on Woodworth. What did he learn from each?

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