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There are several difficulties with this sort of argument. The argument is in part ad hoc insofar as it represents an a posteriori ordering of complex patterns of results that would have been difficult to predict on an a priori basis. Also the argument does not do justice to the complexities of the 50 2. Motivation and Performance: The Descent of the Hullian Tradition experimental results. Note that with respect to their influence on sleep, both incentive conditions and noise conditions are treated as sources of arousal that have the capacity to offset the decrease in arousal attributed to sleep deprivation.

Tolman's assertion suggests that motivation influences perception or, in more fashionably modern terminology, the information-processing capacities of an organism. 21 Source: Markus, 1978. N = 15 observations per cell. 05 level by NewmanKeuls test. 32 2. Motivation and Performance: The Descent of the Hullian Tradition likely to acquire under lower drive conditions. Note that his generalization deals not with changes in response probabilities but rather with changes in what is learned or noticed about the environment.

Therefore, they predicted that an increase in drive associated with the presence of another person would tend to increase the probability of occurrence of dominant common word associates. In their study each subject performed the task under two conditions: alone and in the presence of another. They found the predicted effect when subjects initially performed the task in the presence of another followed by performance alone. However, in the reverse or counterbalanced condition in which performance alone was followed by performance in the presence of another, the predicted increase in the use of common associates was not obtained (see also Blank, Staff, & Shaver, 1976).

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