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Learning Objectives Behavioral and Social Learning Theories Describe how behavioral theorists view personality Explain how strict behaviorists differ from social learning theorists by discussing the behavioral concepts of situational determinants, habit, drive, cue, response, and reward Explain the social learning concepts of psychological situation, expectancy, reinforcement value, self-efficacy, and self- reinforcement Explain why Freud and the behaviorists both considered the first six years of life important to personality development Define social reinforcement Describe Dollard and Miller’s critical situations in development Discuss the role of imitation and identification in personality development and how Western cultures encourage boys to engage in instrumental behaviors and girls, in expressive behaviors
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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 Millers Theory Propose that personality is made of habits Habit: Learned behavior pattern driven by drive, cue, response, and reward Dollard and Millers 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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