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Chapter 7 - Chapter 7: Learning & Conditioning

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Chapter 7: Learning & Condition- ing B.F. Skinner: people do not have choices in life (no free will) - in the case of Victor Frankl he may not have survived if he thought that way Watson’s extreme environmentalism:  regardless of talents, penchants, tendencies,  abilities, vocation and race of ancestors someone can be trained to do anything Important definitions Learning:  a relatively permanent change in behavior due to experience Behaviorism:  an approach to psych that emphasizes the study of observable behavior  and the role of the environment as a determinant of behavior Conditioning:  the association between environmental stimuli and the organism’s re- sponses Major Learning Theorists BF Skinner:  developed operant conditioning -- the skinner box John Watson:  father of behaviorism Ivan Pavlov:  developed classical conditioning Albert Bandura:
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Chapter 7 - Chapter 7: Learning & Conditioning

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