Glossary J

Job Structure Profile refers to a revised version of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) designed to be used more by the job analyst than by the job incumbent.

- Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776-1841) : Johann Friedrich Herbart likened ideas to Leibniz's monads by saying that they had energy and a consciousness of their own. Likewise, according to Herbart, ideas strive for consciousness. Those ideas compatible with a person's apperceptive mass are given conscious expression, whereas those that are not remain below the limen in the unconscious mind. Herbart is considered to be one of the first Mathematical and Educational psychologists .

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe believed that life is characterized by choices between opposing forces and that much about humans is forever beyond scientific understanding.

- Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630) : Johannes Kepler determined the elliptical paths of the planets around the sun by observation and mathematical deduction . Kepler also did pioneer work in optics.

- Johannes Müller (1801 - 1858) : Johannes Müller expanded the Bell-Magendie law by demonstrating that each sense receptor, when stimulated, releases an energy specific to that particular receptor. This finding is called The Doctrine of specific nerve energies.

John refers to a slang term that refers to a prostitute ’s client.

John B. Watson was born in 1878 in a rural community outside Greenville, South Carolina, where he attended the local country schools near his parents' farm.

John B. Watson refers to the founder of the school of Psychology called Behaviorism which is the study of overt behavior rather than of mental processes. Watson believed that infants' minds were essentially "blank slates" and argued that learning determines what people will become. Likewise, Watson assumed that with the correct techniques, anything could be learned by almost anyone. Therefore, in Watson's view, experiences was just about all that matters in determining the course of development . John B. Watson 's view that a science or theory of development must study observable behavior only and investigate relationships between stimuli and responses. Behaviorism is a theoretical approach that seeks to explain behavior in terms of learning principles, without reference to inner states, thoughts, or feelings .

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