Week 6 Checkpoint: Personality Assessment and Theories
There are four main theories of personality as it is studied today. There is Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Trait, and Social Learning. These four represent most all of the assessment tests that we use as well. The first, Psychodynamic theory is
Checkpoint: Operant Conditioning
Learning is an important topic that can explain a lot of the developments in life. “An operant is a voluntary behavior that is used in order to obtain a reinforcer or avoid a punisher. Operant Conditioning uses reinforcement and punishment
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B.F. Skinner was an influential psychologist who invented the operant conditioning chamber later known as the “Skinner Box”. Influenced by Ivan Pavlov’s experiments and the ideas of John Watson, F
Who in the world is B. F. Skinner? Why would one care who he is? Well, he was a very important American psychologist who made some very important “discoveries” during his time.
If you have ever had a “lucky” pair of socks, or burned a shi
Do we behave the way we do because of free will, or is it because we have learned that behaving any other way will produce non-favorable results? B.F. Skinner founded his own school of experimental research psychology to examine this topic. He believed if we acted one w
Checkpoint: Skinner Article
Write a 200-300 word editorial for your local newspaper summarizing Skinner’s research and contributions to psychology.
B.F. Skinner, who has won awards and was known to be the leader in behaviorism for positive and negative reinforcement. Skinner was also k
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