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Author (up) Greeno, J.G. file  url
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  Title Gibson's affordances Type Journal Article
  Year 1994 Publication Psychological Review Abbreviated Journal Psychological Review  
  Volume 101 Issue 2 Pages 336-342  
  Keywords Interactionist view; Mental processes  
  Abstract J. J. Gibson (see PA, Vol 29:5103; see also PA, Vol 81:28168) developed an interactionist view of perception and action that focused on information that is available in the environment. He thereby rejected the still-prevalent framing assumption of factoring external-physical and internal-mental processes. The interactionist alternative, which focuses on processes of agent–situation interactions, is taken in ecological psychology as well as in recent research on conversational communication, research on complex, socially organized activity, and philosophical situation theory. The concepts of affordance and ability are key ideas in an interactionist account. In situation theory, abilities in activity depend on attunements to constraints, and affordances for an agent can be understood as conditions in the environment for constraints to which the agent is attuned. This broad view of affordances includes affordances that are recognized as well as affordances that are perceived directly. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)  
  Call Number Serial 1979  
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