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Abstract

Doctor Mink, formerly of Cornell University and now with the Xerox Corporation, Rochester, New York, presents his findings on experience and cognitive structure using human and subhuman species. He explores the relationship of Ausubel's subsumption theory to Piagel's developmental approach. Throughout this paper he emphasizes the inadequacy of a strict interpretation of an SR model to the exclusion of cognitive structure variables. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of a research project at Cornell University and a model for researching the development of the learning process.