Reconciliation of Learning Theories

by T. R. McConnell - 1942

In the controversial psychological literature, however, many of these conflicts have been magnified out of all proportion to the essential or real differences in theoretical positions. In fact, these specialized terminologies which seem, on the surface, to make one position distinct from another, often conceal rather striking examples of consistency in underlying observations and descriptions of learning behavior. Nevertheless, the theories which have been outlined in this section do differ in certain general characteristics, at least in emphasis or degree. Before pointing out the fundamental similarities in the several points of view, it may be worth while to suggest how these differences have arisen.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 41, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 43 Number 10, 1942, p. 243-286 ID Number: 20463, Date Accessed: 8/13/2020 8:21:11 AM

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