The field covered by the concepts of learning and thinking is so extensive, and includes such a diversity of concrete material, that it would be very surprising if all could be covered by the same explanatory subject matter. If the field is heterogeneous, effective research on learning and thinking is contingent upon the classification of these materials into functionally distinct groups. Relatively little attention has been paid to this problem, however, and much of the discussion that has existed has been patently superficial (maze learning an example of "motor habits," e.g.). The present paper discusses the basis for such classificatory work, and proposes a tentative classification.
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"Are There Types of Learning and Thinking That Are Functionally Distinct, and If So, What?,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 43(1), 303-304.
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