Attention, Arousal and the Orientation Reaction - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080115245, 9781483185712

Attention, Arousal and the Orientation Reaction

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs in Experimental Psychology

Authors: R. Lynn
Editors: H. J. Eysenck
eBook ISBN: 9781483185712
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 126
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Attention, Arousal and the Orientation Reaction aims to present in a volume the works of Pavlov, an eminent Russian physiologist known for his contributions, specifically the classical conditioning. This book contains the interpretations and theories in physiological terms, and elaborates on the neurological models of significant interest. The “orientation reaction” is described, and the Sokolov's model, which is claimed to be the most comprehensive model for the orientation reaction, is then illustrated. This text also explains the phenomenon of habituation, wherein facts involved are summarized in a chapter. A discussion on the numerous neurological models of the habituation process is then given. This text notes that the models are divided into ""one-stage models"" and ""two-stage models."" Other topics presented are the effects of transforming a neutral stimulus into a conditioned stimulus; the orientation reaction in ontogenetic and phylogenetic development; and the orientation reaction in the measurement of individual differences. This book will be beneficial to those fascinated with the works of Pavlov, especially the psychology students and practitioners.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. The Orientation Reaction

Chapter 2. Physiological Mechanisms in the Orientation Reaction

Chapter 3. The Habituation of the Orientation Reaction

Chapter 4. Neurological Models for Habituation of the Orientation Reaction

Chapter 5. Conditioned Orientation Reactions and the Role of the Orientation Reaction in Conditioning

Chapter 6. The Orientation Reaction in Ontogenetic and Phylogenetic Development

Chapter 7. The Orientation Reaction in the Measurement of Individual Differences


Author Index

Subject Index


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R. Lynn

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