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

It has been either a excitement and an honor to edit this e-book. The excitement has been in interacting with the proficient authors who wrote the chapters for this quantity and the honour has been in understanding that the booklet is devoted to a superb guy and a super psychologist-Daniel E. Berlyne. the entire individuals to this publication were touched, at a while, by way of Dan Berlyne and his principles. no matter if as his lecturers, his colleages, his friends, his scholars, or his pals and arguing companions, we've all felt his presence and been more advantageous through it. The record of members to this quantity is huge and will were a lot better, for a few humans, in reality, contacted me for the oppor­ tunity to give a contribution after they heard concerning the objective of this booklet. it's also a global record, for Dan Berlyne's contacts have been foreign. the range in content material and elegance is usually intentional. The authors have been invited to give a contribution an unique paper within the box within 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 notice, contributions variety from own and phone in a laboratory to rules that elicit controversy, argument, and in depth re­ seek. Daniel Ellis Berlyne used to be born in Selford, England, a suburb of guy­ chester,in 1924, and died in Toronto, Canada, on November 2, 1976.

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