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Introduction to Psychology 11th Edition

Introduction to Psychology (11th Edition)

Book Edition11th Edition
Author(s)Kalat
ISBN9781305271555
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectPsychology
Section 6.2: Operant Conditioning
Section 6.3: Variations of Learning
Chapter 6, Section 6.1, Review Questions , Exercise 1
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Which of the following did behaviorists reject?

(a) The study of conscious thought

(b) The principle of parsimony

(c) Darwin's theory of evolution

(d) The use of scientific methods in psychology

Explanation

The answer is letter C. Darwin's Theory of Evolution because it is out of the context of behaviorism. The behaviorism is designed to change or alter the behavior of the individuals based from the support and reinforcement of the people from the environment. The theory of evolution believes that the humans or living organisms evolved over the period of time. It doesn't concerned with the changes of the behavior of the individuals but rather on how does particular organism changed in the long period of time. Therefore, among the given options, the behaviorists rejected the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin. 

 

Herewith is the reference. 

Behaviorism

Link: https://www.simplypsychology.org/behaviorism.html

 

Hopefully, I have answered your question with an utmost respect and consideration. Thank you and more power! 

 

Answer

The answer is letter C. Darwin's Theory of Evolution because it is out of the context of behaviorism. The behaviorism is designed to change or alter the behavior of the individuals based from the support and reinforcement of the people from the environment.

 

I will discuss this further in the explanation part. 

 

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