What is the meaning? Theprediction and control of human behavior in which introspection and/or independent thinking play no essential part of its teaching methods
Key points of Behaviorism People have no free will and their environment determines their behavior. Came about the Industrial Revolution and Modernism
Key Points Cont. Primary concerned with observable behavior Behavior is a result of stimulus- response All behavior is learnt from the environment
Ivan Pavlov • Brought about classical conditioning by experimenting with dogs and their salivation. • Pavlov’s experiment showed that he could make a dog salivate by just ringing a bell.
B.F. Skinner• The father of operant conditioning.• Modified the tenets of behaviorism to fit his own discoveries. Bring up what he called “operant conditioning”- meaning that an action taken often has consequences that occur naturally in the environment.
B.F. Skinner• People using Skinner’s techniques have taught animals to perform any number of unnatural actions. Like keyboard cat:
Behaviorism in the Classroom Behaviorism shows the students which behavior is desirable and discourages that which is not. For instance a teacher would give a treat/reward to a student who behaves properly, and punish a student who misbehaves. As time would go on the student would then learn that if they behaved properly, then they would gain a treat/reward
Our Thoughts We believe that this is a good way to get the students to behave in the way that we see fit.
Video From: twelvis, , dir. Cat Plays Piano. 2007. Film. 28 Nov 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clfAq 1xSevc>.