Due tomorrow (Mon) afternoon, I need you assistance with short responses to the following discussion post:
Mowrer's Two-Factor Theory
1. Was there anything in the article that stood out as an "ah-ha" moment for you in learning about the two-factor theory?
2. Did these concepts make sense up front or did you find they took a bit of work to make them a bit more clear. Some people report having difficulty understanding how the factors in Mowrer's theory interact and work together.
1. Good summary of the S-R Theory and the modifications that Hull and Tolman believed were required in order to fully explain learning behaviors. Use of neobehaviorist thinking can be seen in wide variety of research, continuing on today. For example you located an article by Holland (2008). Did this article conduct and explain a research study that supported neobehaviorism? If so, can you summarize for us how Holland (2008) conducted the research and what the basic findings of the study were?
2. Do you feel that the neobehaviorist approach is a more complete approach. Now that we've studied a number of different theories, does this one seem to explain learning behavior better than the others? Is there anything you feel the approach is still lacking?
3. Does the neobehaviorist approach seem like a good response to the inconsistencies found in previous behaviorist approaches including S-R theory?