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By John J. Furedy, Christine P. Furedy (auth.), Hy I. Day (eds.)

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It has been either a excitement and an honor to edit this booklet. The excitement has been in interacting with the talented authors who wrote the chapters for this quantity and the respect has been in figuring out that the publication is devoted to a very good guy and a super psychologist-Daniel E. Berlyne. the entire members to this publication were touched, at it slow, via Dan Berlyne and his rules. even if as his academics, his colleages, his friends, his scholars, or his acquaintances and arguing companions, now we have all felt his presence and been more advantageous by means of it. The checklist of participants to this quantity is huge and will were a lot better, for a couple of humans, in reality, contacted me for the oppor­ tunity to give a contribution once they heard in regards to the function of this ebook. it's also a world checklist, for Dan Berlyne's contacts have been overseas. the range in content material and elegance can be intentional. The authors have been invited to give a contribution an unique paper within the box during which they're shortly engaged, even if theoretical or a file of empirical paintings, and to point the contribution that Dan Berlyne had made to their paintings. because the reader will be aware, contributions variety from own and make contact with in a laboratory to rules that elicit controversy, argument, and in depth re­ seek. Daniel Ellis Berlyne was once born in Selford, England, a suburb of guy­ chester,in 1924, and died in Toronto, Canada, on November 2, 1976.

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But before leaving this summary of the theory, we shall present a summarizing diagram representing the hypotheses in Berlyne' s theory (Figure 2). A METASCIENTIFIC 27 STUDY Berlyne's Theory FIGURE 2. BerJyne's theory of curiosity. See explanation in text. The Hypothetical Terms (H-Terms) Berlyne (1960) confesses in the preface that the book has two features that would have surprised me when I first set out to plan it. One is that it ends up sketching a highly modified form of drivereduction theory.

They are presented graphically in Figure 1. The quest for the inverted U within the Hedgehog is a search for an optimal complexity level, rather than for an optimal arousal level as suggested by Berlyne. Variables in behavior theories can be divided into three classes: structural variables, such as psychological complexity, affective variables, such as pleasure-pain, and energetic variables, such as arousal. Berlyne (1971) and Kreitler and Kreitler (1972) choose energetic variables. Berlyne chose arousal and the Kreitlers chose tension.

Figure 11 contains the results of a number of studies in which various letters, letter combinations, and words were rated for complexity and for affective quality. The figure is to be read by beginning at bottom left and proceeding clockwise. The figure at bottom left indicates that, with highly familiar letters of the alphabet, subjects show preference for letters that are rated as complex. 69. The letters which are rated as the most complex and the most pleasant and interesting are also those that occur with lesser THE QUEST FOR THE INVERTED 53 U Optimal Problem-Solving Difficulty 12 Complexity Ratmg FIGURE 10 frequency in the English language.

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