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Unformatted text preview: Learning Theories • Behavioral Personality Theory: – Model of personality that emphasizes learning and observable behavior • Learning Theorist: – Rejects the idea that personality is made of traits – Believes that learning shapes our behavior and explains personality • Situational Determinants: – External causes of our behaviors Dollard and Miller’s Theory • Propose that personality is made of habits – Habit: • Learned behavior pattern driven by drive, cue, response, and reward Dollard and Miller’s Theory (Continued) • Drive: – Any stimulus strong enough to goad a person into action (like hunger) • Cue: – Signals from the environment that guide responses • Response: – Any behavior, either internal or observable; actions • Reward: – Positive reinforcement Social Learning...
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- Spring '10
- Psychology, Social Learning Theories