Nature v Nurture

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?Are we born that way?? ?How much impact does the environment actually have on our personalities?? These are the questions that have had psychologists puzzled and intrigued for centuries, dating as far back as thirteenth century France. We may never know the answers to these questions (they have bee ... Continue Reading

The Effect of Contextual Stimuli on Learning

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The training and extinction of learned responses may be associated with the contextual stimuli present. The possible effects of contextual stimuli have been observed in classical and operant conditioning through the processes of extinction and renewal responses. Though extinction involves the weake ... Continue Reading

Biography of B.F Skinner

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B.F Skinner was an American psychologist. He was known for his research into the learning process and his belief in a planned society. He was also recognized as a student of behavioral psychology. He was a leading supporter of program instruction. ... Continue Reading

B.F. Skinner

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B.F. Skinner, was born Burrhus Frederic Skinner in Susquehanna, Pa., on March 20, 1904. His interest in psychology rose while at Harvard University. Skinner was inspired by Bertrand Russell's articles on behaviorism. Also, Skinner was deeply influenced by the ideas of Francis Bacon. In 1931 he rece ... Continue Reading


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In the early half of the twentieth century, a movement in philosophy and psychology called Behaviorism grew in opposition to the mostly introspectionist methods of the times. Stressing the relation of mental subjects to their quantitatively measurable physical manifestations, the movement attempted ... Continue Reading

B.F. Skinner Biography

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B. F. Skinner was born on March 20, 1904 in Susquehanna, a small town in the hills of Pennsylvania. He grew up in what he called a “warm and stable” family environment along with a younger brother. He had an affinity for building various contraptions, like a cart with inverted stee ... Continue Reading


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1. Behaviorism is the study of animal and human conditioning. Learning or conditioning is an essential tool for survival so to identify conditioning as the universal learning process many behavior theorists conducted experiments. John B. Watson and B. F. Skinner both are behavior theorists who condu ... Continue Reading


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Behaviorism is the study of behavior in animals and humans. It is seen as a philosophy and as well it has a strong impact on psychology. Behaviorism relates to a few of the main areas of philosophy. This includes Ethics and Metaphysics. Abortion is an important ethical issue that is ... Continue Reading

classical/operant conditioning

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B.F. Skinner came up with the theory that operant conditioning is a change or changes in behavior which are the result of an individual's response to events or stimuli that can occur in the environment. When a stimulus or response pattern is reinforced, the individual is conditioned to respond. Rein ... Continue Reading

B.F. Skinner

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On a day to day basis, people do many actions without realizing it, and most of the time, they don’t know why they do them. Certain reinforcements, some positive, and some negative have conditioned their actions and thoughts. All organisms, including humans, are greatly influe ... Continue Reading