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1. What does the text consider to be the major difference between Skinner and Piaget? Both theorists have a major impact in psychology. The main difference between them is would be their views on the source of behavioral changes. Piaget strongly believed that behavior is not defined by the environment but instead by the kids themselves. He also believed in some sort of internal forces causing development changes. Where as for Skinner it was all about the effect of the environment. According to Crain 2010 he believed that the environment shaped kids progressively in a continuous manner. 2. . Briefly contrast Bandura's view of learning with Skinner's view. When it comes to learning Bandura and Skinner views are quite different. Bandura’s outlook on learning is all about observing the behaviors of others, things and events. According to Crain 2010 Bandura believed everything that a child does should be credited to watching their parents. The fact that they can learn to properly use the toilet, use a spoon, drink out of a cup are all examples of Bandura’s view and example of the kids using observation as a method of development. Whereas Skinner sees learning as something happening gradually where the person must act in order to learn. His view of learning is often referred to as operant or instrumental conditioning. When critiquing
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