An approach to learning which postulates events in the brain which ‘represent’ inferences and so on.
It mediates between methodological behaviorism and a purely introspective approach. It broadens out into cognitive science when it studies artificial intelligence and areas bordering on CYBERNETICS and so on.
Also see: connectionism
M A Boden and D H Mellor, ‘What is Computational Psychology?’ (symposium), Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, supplementary volume (1984)