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Pavlov's Typology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080100760, 9781483149899

Pavlov's Typology

1st Edition

Recent Theoretical and Experimental Developments from the Laboratory of B. M. Teplov Institute of Psychology, Moscow

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Editors: J. A. Gray H. J. Eysenck
eBook ISBN: 9781483149899
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 496
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International Series of Monographs on Experimental Psychology, Volume 1: Pavlov's Typology presents problems of personality and the theoretical framework done in the U.S.S.R.
Part 1 of this book deals with the development of Pavlov's theory of personality on experiments conducted on dogs and the problems encountered in studies of higher nervous activity in man and animals. These tests include investigation into the capacity of cortical cells of the test subject; the speed of movement and termination of the nervous process; and the speed of formation of positive and negative conditioned connections. Part 2 is the application of Pavlov's theory of types to individual differences in human beings. This part emphasizes that when using data from Pavlov's studies of animals, typological differences are considered when applied in man; that experimental methods are to be improved; and that operations definitions and concepts can change. Part 3 concerns experiments from Teplov's laboratory on the dimension of strength of the nervous systems in human beings. This strength is shown from the working capacity of nerve cells as 1) the strength of excitation the nerve-cell can endure when a stimulus acts on it in a single time and 2) the time that the nerve-cell can endure prolonged stimulus or at shorter but frequent intervals. The conclusions observed in strong subjects and weak subjects are then analyzed.
This book can be appreciated by psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioral scientists, and students and professors in psychology.

Table of Contents



Part 1 The Historical Development of Pavlov's Theory of Typological Differences in the Dog

Problems in the Study of General Types of Higher Nervous Activity in Man and Animals

Part 2 The Application of Pavlov's Theory of Types to Individual Differences in Man

Strength of the Nervous System as a Dimension of Personality in Man: A Review of Work from the Laboratory of M. M. Teplov

Strength of the Nervous System and Levels of Arousal : A Reinterpretation

Part 3 Experiments from Teplov's Laboratory on the Dimension of Strength of the Nervous System in Man

The Strength of the Nervous System as Shown in the Ability of Nerve-Cells to Endure Protracted Concentrated Excitation

An Attempt to Determine the Strength of the Process of Excitation through Features of its Irradiation and Concentration in the Visual Analyser

Strength of Nerve-Cells as Shown in the Nature of the Effect of an Additional Stimulus on Visual Sensitivity

An Investigation of the Connection between Sensitivity and Strength of the Nervous System

Concentration of Attention and Strength of the Nervous System

Author Index

Subject Index


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J. A. Gray

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