PSYC 3400 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Systematic Desensitization, Radical Behaviorism, Operant Conditioning Chamber

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Employ conditioning technologies which they say are based upon scienti c laws of learning . Usually not consider personality psychologists because they emphasize the importance of the situation- often to the exclusion of the person. In place of individual differences (ideographic approach), behaviorists have emphasized commonalities across species in what they term laws of learning . Follow a bottom-up, piece-by-piece, situationally based approach to analyzing behavior, and have shown a strong aversion for even speaking about internal constructs such as the self. Personality means consistent behavior resulting from conditioning history interacting with situational stimuli . Still considered personality psychologists because they aspire to explain why we behave as we do, and how we develop over time while still retaining our uniqueness and consistency. Ivan pavlov- grandfather of behaviorism : salivating dogs experiment, also the sleepy dog personalities- presumed physiological differences.

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