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Unformatted text preview: 1. believed we could only study behaviors because we can only observe and measure behaviors, they did not study mental processes, only behaviors b. BF Skinner: whoever controls the rewards/motivation controls behavior 1. operant conditioning: taught rat to press lever food 2. behavior does not explain language: is it innate or not? It is innate, we learn it regardless 3. believed that operant conditioning is the answer to society's problems 4. we can condition prisoners out of crime by giving them negative punishment 4. George Miller: Cognitive Science 1. concept of 7+ or -2, the limits on working memory capacity how much we can keep in our minds right now 2. we can remember numbers in chunks like phone numbers...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course BIOLOGY 93 taught by Professor O during the Spring '08 term at San Diego.
- Spring '08