The F words

January 10, 1997

The often impenetrable world of educational psychology is not without its lighter moments as shown by a recent report from the Campaign for Learning (page 7).

Amid talk of neuro-linguistic programming, experiential learning and whole brain theory, there emerges the intriguing concept of limbic arousal. The report expands on the theory by quoting psychologist Paul McLean who neatly sums up the theory as serving the four Fs: fighting, fleeing, feeding and "undertaking mating activity".

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