Behavioral Theorists

Nov 16th, 2013
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Post your response to the question below with at least 300 words in the Discussion Area by Saturday, November 16, 2013. Cite  information from at least one academic source, such as your textbook or an  article from the Argosy Online Library, to support your statements.  Use current APA standards to properly cite  your source(s). Review and respond to your classmates’ posts  through Wednesday, November 20, 2013, asking for clarification, suggesting a different  perspective, and/or indicating how their responses illustrate development of their critical thinking  skills.

            


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Assignment 1: Behavioral Theorists

        Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner are considered the originators of behaviorism. All contributed to learning theory. All three of the researchers studied the effects of the environment on learning.

Select one of the three behaviorists who, in your opinion, offers the most compelling argument for the use of behaviorism when teaching a new subject to an adult and to a child. Identify that behaviorist, then answer the following questions about his approach:

  1. Describe how that behaviorist would teach an adult a new skill. Be specific; what is the skill?
  2. What steps would the behaviorist use?
  3. Would that behaviorist use a different approach with a child?
  4. Why do you think this behaviorist’s approach is best?
  5. What issues or problems do you find in the other two behaviorists’ approaches?


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