Jennings, Herbert( American zoologist and zoopsychologists)
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Biography Jennings, Herbert
(1868 - 1947) - American zoologist and zoopsychologists. Criticized the theory of tropism, . experiments (in experiments on infusoria) to substantiate the proposition, . that the body responds to the impact of the environment as a whole, . with his behavior, . stimulated by its spontaneous activity, . is systemic and can be explained as the result of selection of movements, . accidentally proven successful, . t,
. e. useful for self-preservation (see. The method of trial and error). As a mediating factor in the actual behavior of the notion of the needs of the organism, its species and individual experience ( 'The behavior of lower organisms', 1906). Portfolio D. had contributed to the objective method in zoopsychology and overcome as mechanistic, as well as views on vitalistskih-determination of behavior.