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All Children Are Not Created Equal: Studies on Differential Psychobiology and Emotional Stress Reactions: Samuel A. Corson and Elizabeth O' Leary Corson

Popular opinion notwithstanding, Pavlovian theory is not limited to the development of classical conditional reflex methods. The essence

of Pavlovian psychobiology may be represented by the following tetrad:

1) An integrative approach to the study of living systems. 2) The recognition of the essential role of the nervous system in the

maintenance of physiologic homeostasis. 3) Principles of Pavlovian typology, i.e., the study of individual

psychophysiologic and behavioral differences. 4) The importance of the "second signal system" as a distinguishing

characteristic of the rich human behavioral and psychophysiologic repertoire.