PSYB30H3 Lecture Notes - Social Learning Theory, Behaviorism, Environmentalism

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Behaviorism and social-learning theory - american environmentalism: the behaviorist. Tradition: behaviorism is a brand of psychology that explores the ways in which observable behavior is learned and shaped by the environment, b. f. skinner was very popular in this aspect of psychology. For the newborn, john locke, believed that the mind is like a blank slate, or clean piece of paper. Locke also believed that over time, experiences write upon the slate, giving the mind its characteristic content. In operant conditioning, behavior is modified by its consequences www. notesolution. com. This behavior in theory should increase in frequency (being quiet vs playing) this can be seen in children in grade school - the classroom vs the playground parents rely much too heavily on punishment. Page4: some of the most powerful reinforcers are called conditioned generalized reinforcers - reinforcers that acquire their power because of their association with a variety of other reinforcers.

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