Learning and Complex Behavior

Ch. 4: Overview of the molar-molecular issue

Presentation of the molar-molecular issue is discussed separately for the classical and operant procedures. This is because the issue has arisen independently and has taken a somewhat different course with the two procedures.

 1. The meaning of contingency and its implications for the molar-molecular issue

2. Classical procedures (equivalently called Pavlovian or respondent procedures)

3. Operant procedure: Emphasis on the study of choice (concurrent-schedule procedures)