When studying behavior

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When studying behavior, two distinctly different kinds of questions emerge. One  type asks things such as, “How fast can a pigeon peck,” or “How many colors can  pigeons discriminate?” A second type, one that's vastly more important to  psychology, asks things such as, "Why does this type of experience produce that type  of rate change,” or “What type of experience produces that type of control by the  stimuli?” Note that neither of these questions necessarily requires a reductionistic  explanation. Whether the explanation appeals to higher or lower levels of molarity  or shorter or longer time scales is a different issue.  This is the specification of how fast a pigeon can peck or the sensory  capacity of a cat or the memory span of a person. This type of research is  focused on determining the pattern in the behavior or the capacity of the 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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