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2 - Developing Habits

Clark Hull and the Hullians

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 October 2023

Robert A. Boakes
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University of Sydney
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This chapter describes the theories of Clark Hull, who had an enormous influence on American psychology from the time he first wrote about - and reinterpreted - Pavlovs work in the early 1930s to well into the 1960s. Hulls ambition was to develop a general theory of learning and motivation based on the development of habits - as studied mainly in rats - that would provide psychology with the equivalent of Newtons contribution to physics. His vision inspired some of the brightest and most productive researchers into animal learning in the 1950s and 1960s. Important topics that the neo-Hullians studied included the partial reinforcement extinction effect and conditioning of visceral responses.

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Pavlov's Legacy
How and What Animals Learn
, pp. 26 - 50
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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  • Developing Habits
  • Robert A. Boakes, University of Sydney
  • Book: Pavlov's Legacy
  • Online publication: 07 October 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009057530.003
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  • Developing Habits
  • Robert A. Boakes, University of Sydney
  • Book: Pavlov's Legacy
  • Online publication: 07 October 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009057530.003
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  • Developing Habits
  • Robert A. Boakes, University of Sydney
  • Book: Pavlov's Legacy
  • Online publication: 07 October 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009057530.003
Available formats
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