The Decade of the Books
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I had indeed been thinking about a theory of perceptual earning for a long time, and some of my research projects had turned me toward development, too. My ideas expanded enormously as I sat quietly in my little work room and considered all the topics I wanted to cover. I had a theory, of course, but I wanted one more fully developed than our earlier offering about differentiation as the major descriptive characterization (not that that wasn't right, and still is!). I also wanted the relevant facts, insofar as I could find research worthy of reporting. All the important kinds of behavior where perceptual learning occurs should be represented, if only to demonstrate how widespread and pervasive a process it is. I finally settled on 20 chapters, a long book. The first eight chapters were historical and also presented my own theory.