Theories of perception and the concept of structure; a review and critical analysis with an introduction to a dynamic-structural theory of behavior.

New York, Wiley [1955] .

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Subjects Perception.
Description 709 pages illustrations 24 cm
Copyright Date [1955]
Contents An orientation to psychological theories -- The problem of perception: its place in the methodology of science -- The phenomena of perception -- The classical theories and their legacy; core-context theory -- The configurational approach: gestalt theory of perception -- Topological field theory and its relation to perception -- The association approach: cell assembly and phase sequence -- Motor aspects: sensory-tonic field theory -- Motor aspects: set and motor adjustments; their relation to perceptual theory -- Adaptation-level; perceptual norm and frame of reference -- Functional and molar standpoints: probabilistic and transactional functionalism -- Transition to motivational dynamics: critique of dimensionalism; nativism versus empiricism -- The directive-state theory of perception -- Directive-state; perceptual theory in social psychology; roads that diverge -- Directive-state reformulated: hypothesis-theory and the revival of set -- Beyond hypothesis-theory: toward a structural theory of set dynamics and interaction -- Perception and theories of learning: the behavior-theory approach; embarrassment of rival formulations -- The system viewpoint: cybernetics: its psychological implications and contribution to perceptual theory -- The unsolved problem of meaning: perception of object character and situation; critique of gestalt organization; theories of meaning -- Summary and conclusions: eight major generalizations of the theories; perception as a dynamic structure of events -- Outline of a general theory of event-structure: a tentative statement with applications to the problems of perception.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)603718
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WorldCat Identities Allport, Floyd Henry, 1890-1978.
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