Radical Behaviorism and Neobehaviorism (Tolman)

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Behaviorism
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John Watson The method of behaviorism The subject matter Instincts Emotions Though process Learning
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The methods of behaviorism Conditioned reflex method was adopted A response is conditioned when it becomes attached or connected to a stimulus other than the one that originally aroused Behavior is reduced to its elemental units, the S-R bonds
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The subject matter of behaviorism The stated goal was to reduce all behavior to S-R Behavioral psychology investigates the behavior of the whole organism in relation to its environment
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Three major topics in behaviorism: instincts, emotions, and thoughts
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Instincts No instinct Behaviors that seem instinctive are really socially conditioned responses Also no inherited capacities, temperaments, or talents of any kind Children could be trained to be whatever one wanted them to be
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Emotions Physiological responses to specific stimuli An emotion produces internal physical changes along with the appropriate learning overt responses Denies any conscious perception of the emotion or the sensations from the internal organs Little Albert Peter and the rabbit » Mary Carver Jones
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Each emotion involves a particular pattern
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course PSYC 415 taught by Professor Ting during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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