Operant Conditioning Types of reinforcements: Positive and Negative reinforcer Types of punishments: Positive and Negative Punishment Scheduled reinforcements: Continuous and Partial Reinforcement Shaping and Extinction
Reinforcement Value Personal Social Variables Learning Cognitive
Expectancy Probability of certain types of reinforcement. Degrees of an outcome of specific behavior. Understanding plausible outcomes for different situations.
Tabula Rasa (The Blank Slate) A theory introduced by John Locke Derives from Latin; meaning "erased slate.” Focuses on “Nurture” rather than “Nature.”
Bandura’s Social Learning Theory Links cognitive and social factors to behavior. Encompasses attention, memory, and motivation. Influences of internal and external processes.
Conclusion Behaviorism and Social Learning are intertwined. Understanding the similarities of both methods. The multifaceted process of behavior.
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