The principle of consistency and the cause and function of behaviour

  title={The principle of consistency and the cause and function of behaviour},
  author={Hendrik S. van Kampen},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
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Causes of feather pecking and subsequent welfare issues for the laying hen: a review
When feather-pecking behaviour by hens becomes repetitive, plumage damage often results for the recipient of the pecks. The forceful removal of feathers and vigorous pecks directed at the skin may


Mental imagery in the motor context
On the primacy of affect.
Lazarus has challenged the view that there are circumstances under which affect precedes cognition and that affective arousal that does not entail prior cognitive appraisal exists. His argument,
The nucleus accumbens: an interface between cognition, emotion, and action.
  • S. Floresco
  • Psychology, Biology
    Annual review of psychology
  • 2015
Different subregions of the NAc play dissociable roles in refining action selection, promoting approach toward motivationally relevant stimuli, suppressing inappropriate actions so that goals may be obtained more efficiently, and encoding action outcomes that guide the direction of subsequent ones.
The effects of distance and individual differences in arousability on nonverbal involvement: A test of discrepancy-arousal theory
Abstract“Mutual influence in human interaction” refers to the tendency for persons to alter their verbal, vocal, and kinesic behaviors in response to the intensity, frequency or duration of those
An overview of the neuro-cognitive processes involved in the encoding, consolidation, and retrieval of true and false memories
  • B. Straube
  • Psychology, Biology
    Behavioral and Brain Functions
  • 2011
Despite the fact that all phases entailing memory formation, consolidation of stored information and retrieval processes, are relevant for the forming of false memories, most studies focused on either memory encoding or retrieval.
The emulation theory of representation: Motor control, imagery, and perception
  • R. Grush
  • Psychology
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 2004
The emulation theory of representation is developed and explored as a framework that can revealingly synthesize a wide variety of representational functions of the brain, including reasoning, theory of mind phenomena, and language.
A Goal‐Priming Approach to Cognitive Consistency: Applications to Judgment
A fundamental criterion of judgment is consistency among beliefs. To augment traditional methods for studying cognitive consistency, we treat it as a goal and present a priming method for increasing