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A methodological behaviourist model for imitation

Jorion, Paul (1998) A methodological behaviourist model for imitation. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Byrne & Russon's text displays all the difficulties involved in approaching imitation in a non- methodological behaviourist perspective. Their conceptual apparatus is grounded in a mix of introspection and folk psychology. Their distinction between action level and program level imitation falters on goal imputation for sequential acts. An alternative gradient descent model is propounded: behaviour can be modelled as a frustration/satisfaction gradient descent within the animal's potentiality-space as defined by knowledge, inventiveness and surrounding universe.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:imitation, emotion, gradient, behaviorism
Subjects:Biology > Animal Behavior
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:182
Deposited By:Jorion, Paul
Deposited On:27 Jun 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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