Essays Tagged: "B. F. Skinner"

This essay is titled "Is Psychology a Science?" and analyses the subject from the root to what it has become today.

them together, you have the science of conscious experience." His theory was called Structuralism.J.B.Watson disproved Wundt's theory however. He claimed that the science of psychology must be based o ... s scientific then other sciences, like chemistry or physics for example? A well-known psychologist, B.F.Skinner, once wrote the following about science in general: "We may measure or be mathematical w ...

(8 pages) 568 2 3.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Adolecence

vity to others, is a question that psychologists continually debate. Behaviorists such as Harvard's B. F. Skinner did not believe intellectual development could be divided into distinct stages. He pre ... Adolescence: Generation under Pressure (1980)Dacey, J. E., Adolescents Today, 3d ed. (1986)Fuhrman, B. S., Adolescence, Adolescents (1986)Hauser, Stuart T., et al., Adolescents and Their Families (199 ...

(7 pages) 347 1 2.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

B.F. Skinner's Walden Two

topia by "engineering" human behavior? This is the challenge thrown out by behavioral psychologist, B.F. Skinner in his novel, Walden Two (1948). Well written and entertaining, Walden Two is directed ...

(13 pages) 157 0 2.1 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Carl Rodgers and B.F. Skinner: Behaviorism Comparison between two descriptions of behavior

B.F. Skinner, who favored the behaviorist approach to psychology, criticized the psychoanalytical th ...

(3 pages) 178 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

10 Perspectives of Early Psychology

rspective accentuates how it is important to learn and understand and doesn't focus on coconscious. B. F. Skinner, a well known psychologist, was a strong advocate to this thinking. He has since been ...

(3 pages) 212 2 2.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The following is my summary of the ten early perspectives of psychology.

; the mind completes the missing pieces through extrapolation. We can see the shape as a whole.John B. Watson was an American psychologist who introduced the school of behaviorism. The behavioral pers ... e behavior and emphasis the learned nature of behavior." Davis and Palladino (Page 26 Para. 2) John B. Watson was inspired by a Russian physiologist, Ivan Pavlov, who learned through dogs that organis ...

(5 pages) 273 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Being rased in a silent Childhood

to learn after the age of seven, six years before Genie was brought in for help. Behaviorists like B.F. Skinner believed language is learned through imitation, association of sights and sounds of wor ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Biography of B.F. Skinner, Psychologist

B. F. SkinnerBurrhus Frederic Skinner, psychologist and behaviorist, was born in Susquhanna, Pennsyl ... ite. He was to try to be a writer for two years, and if this did not work out he would get a real job. It did not work out. Skinner played around instead of writing. He eventually wrote a mediocre boo ... n 1931.In the spring of 1936 the end of Skinner's junior Fellowship was approaching and he had no job. The best job offer that the Department of Psychology could pass along to him was from a YMCA coll ...

(3 pages) 95 2 4.6 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

"Behaviorist see development as an incremental sequence of specific conditioned behaviors."

His most famous experiment was conducted in the winter of 1919 and 1920 with a baby known as Albert B. Watson and his assistant gave Albert a white lab rat; he was unafraid and tried to touch the rat. ... tanding the objectives of good mentoring techniques an adult is more capable of "shaping" a person. B.F. Skinner used this technique to teach a rat to push a lever to receive the reward for making it ...

(5 pages) 65 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Cognitive Interventions

re sought in this therapy.Positive reinforcement models were influenced by experiments conducted by B.F. Skinner. Through his experiments using lab rats, he recognized that behavior can be controlled ...

(7 pages) 259 0 4.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Andrew! This is a CD39 case study. The child was observed for a semester, and the essay is the results

me he doesn't get enough sleep, probably goes to be really late. In the 1930s, behavioral scientist B.F. Skinner shocked us with his notion the we need out understand or even examine what takes place ... ince he believe he's way of thinking is right. Andrew is in the operant conditioning of behaviorist B.F. Skinner's theory. Andrew knows the routine during activity time. The routine has been reinforce ...

(8 pages) 152 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Behavioral Accounts and Treatments of Problem Gambling

ds and careers. This essay will demonstrate the relationship between the operant learning theory by B. F. Skinner and problem gambling. Also it is going to examine and compare different treatments.Beh ... of psychology, these problem behaviors can be understood by studying the operant learning theory by B.F. Skinner. In this theory, it explains how behaviors develop and the ways to keep, remove or modi ...

(9 pages) 96 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Agression in males

look at the theories of five prominent Psychoanalysts: Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Albert Bandura, B.F Skinner, And John. B. Watson.By analyzing these theories using Charles' case study, hopefully a ... need a motivation for doing something, he mentions a number of these motives: a. Past reinforcement b. Promised reinforcements- (incentives that we can imagine) c. Vicarious reinforcement- seeing and ...

(16 pages) 43 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Businesses - The Real World You Never Saw

ndscape. However, in explaining about it, Peters contradicts himself and gives Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner way too much credit. Skinner could be "the popularizer of positive reinforcement" or "t ...

(6 pages) 20 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Businesses - The Real World You Never Saw

ndscape. However, in explaining about it, Peters contradicts himself and gives Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner way too much credit. Skinner could be "the popularizer of positive reinforcement" or "t ...

(6 pages) 436 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

THE ARGUEMENTS FOR AND AGAINST THE USE OF ANIMALS

napse, neural connections and transmission of impulses, are very similar among all higher primates. B.F. Skinner argued that the basic units of learning would be similar among most higher species. Hen ... ot learn easily. Therefore comparisons between species are often meaningless. Seligman also accused B.F. Skinner of 'ratomorphism', for generalizing the behaviour patterns of rats to explain human beh ...

(9 pages) 95 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Cognitive Psychology

d their theories, such as Jean Piaget in the early 19th century with his interest in child thought, B.F. Skinner in the mid 19th century with his language and operant conditioning, or even Noam Chomsk ... the mid 19th century with his language and operant conditioning, or even Noam Chomsky who disputed B.F. Skinner's theory a few years after. What substituted these behaviorists' theories after many un ...

(5 pages) 146 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Behavioral and Social Learning Approaches Personality Assessment

theories to explain personality. Some of the most famous behaviorists include American psychologist B.F. Skinner and Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov, known for their conditioned reflex experiments. W ...

(5 pages) 190 0 5.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Early Childhood Language Acquistiion in Deaf Children

to do so. However, with regard to language acquisition, according to the 'Behaviourist' Perception (B.F. Skinner) children learn through training and start from scratch. This theory bases its beliefs ...

(11 pages) 46 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

The Effect of Reinforcement on Performance

explaining behaviors that have a strong biological component, such as hunger or thirst.Psychologist B. F. Skinner proposed the reinforcement theory of motivation, which suggests that an individual's b ... are performing wonderfully.""Till now you're really impressive.""Fantastic.""Excellent work.""Superb."There were five trails for each group, and the total number of errors for every trail was calcula ...

(10 pages) 1 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology