Psychology of Language and Learning

  • O. Hobart Mowrer

Part of the Cognition and Language book series (CALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. From the First to the Second ‘Signal System’

  3. Psycholinguistics Revisited

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-88
    2. O. Hobart Mowrer
      Pages 89-165
  4. Language Abuse and Psychopathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-169
    2. O. Hobart Mowrer
      Pages 171-175
    3. O. Hobart Mowrer
      Pages 177-182
    4. O. Hobart Mowrer
      Pages 183-188
    5. O. Hobart Mowrer
      Pages 189-199
    6. O. Hobart Mowrer
      Pages 201-206
  5. Epilogues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. O. Hobart Mowrer
      Pages 263-277
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-294

About this book


There are very few psychologists living today who have contributed more to the advancement of psychology, in general, and to the psychology of language and thought, in particular, than O. Hobart Mowrer. It would indeed be ludicrous to attempt to list the many and varied accomplishments and contributions that Dr. Mowrer has made to his profession over the years. Even the selected essays that are in this volume can only suggest a modicum of his remarkable, vital, and ongo­ ing contribution to the psychology of language and thought. Further­ more, the chapters in this book, which were published over a period of some twenty-five years, clearly illustrate that Dr. Mowrer was concerned not only with basic research, but that he also had an interest in its application. These chapters also point to the fact that although Dr. Mowrer's orientation was primarily that of a "behaviorist" at the onset, his constant attempts to revise knowledge in this field and broaden its scope make it virtually impossible for us to classify him as a behaviorist in the narrow meaning of that term. The chapter on mental imagery, for example, written only a few years ago, serves to illustrate this point. In addition, the Autism Theory of Speech Development (see Chapter 4), one of Dr.


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Editors and affiliations

  • O. Hobart Mowrer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IllinoisChampaign-UrbanaUSA

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