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BEH 225 week 4 day 4 - the punishment should not be cruel...

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B.F. Skinner has played a major role in psychology and the way it has moved forward today. Skinner believed that the environment could play a role in changing ones behavior based on the ones surrounding environment. This modified behavior was termed operant behavior. Based on Skinners theory with stimulus response weather with positive or negative consequences one could make animals or people produce a desired response. B.F. Skinner also believed that punishment was also a means to alter a person’s behavior from doing negative action though with punishment you need to discipline with the punishment as soon as the negative behavior accurse or it could be ineffective and the punishment needs to fit the negative behavior though
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Unformatted text preview: the punishment should not be cruel. B.F. Skinner also believed in reinforcement for positive and negative behaviors as with a positive reinforcement with a specific behavior will strengthen that behavior in the future. Skinner also spoke on superstition as an example when your favor it is going to make a goal and you think that tapping your foot on the floor will help them make that goal. This brief write up on B.F. Skinner should give you a basic idea of the contributions this man has provided the psychology world. References Morris, C.G., & Maisto, A.A. (2005). Psychology an introduction (12th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc .....
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