HPSLSQ25-38.2010 - 09/29/2010 Human Problem Solving 143P...

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09/29/2010 Human Problem Solving 143P Dr. Batchelder Lecture Study Questions (LSQ#2) Here is the second batch of lecture study questions. They are not always listed in the order that they were covered in class. L.25. John Locke and David Hume were two British philosophers who speculated on the original origin of the ideas we have in our minds. For them ideas were the units of comprehension, sort of like ‘mental atoms.’ What was their solution to where the original source of ideas came from? L.26. Thorndike initially described an association as a strength between a ‘sensory impression’ and ‘an impulse to respond ‘. Later he changed the definition to a connection between a situation (or stimulus) and a response. What motivated him to make this change? (Hint: Thorndike wanted to make his theory scientific instead of speculative.) L.27. What were the two main components of Thorndike's theory of problem solving? Answer--Habit Family Hierarchy and the Law of Effect.
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2010 for the course PSYCH Psy Beh F2 taught by Professor Williamh.batchelder during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.

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HPSLSQ25-38.2010 - 09/29/2010 Human Problem Solving 143P...

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