Comparing Behavioral and Cognitive Theories

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Comparing Behavioral and Cognitive Theories

In this Discussion, you will closely examine behavioral and cognitive theories with regard to how they are similar and dissimilar.

To prepare for this Discussion:

• Review the readings for this week.
• Consider how therapists might differ in their sessions when using these theories.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief review that compares and contrasts two of the theories presented this week. In your review, be sure to address the following points:
• Key concepts/unique attributes
• Historical/contextual development of the theory (if relevant)
• Role of the therapist
• Research support for the theory

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

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School: UT Austin


Running Head: THEORIES


Comparing Behavioral and Cognitive Theories
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Comparing Behavioral and Cognitive Theories

B.F Skinner and Albert Bandura both understood that individual conduct was an outcome
of what was acquired from experience. Although, Skinner based his focus on how World
experiences impacts people’s behavior, while Bandura had the understanding that individuals have
a purpose and also planned goals. Mainly, behavioral theory is founded on the ideas of classical
and operant conditioning and that outcomes of individual’s behavior i...

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