Learning Theories Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Learning Theories
A description and comparison of B.F. Skinner's operant conditioning and Albert Bandura's social learning theories including assumptions, principles, techniques and applications.
# 21458 | 2,025 words | 16 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Social) , Psychology (Theory)


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"Introduction
The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast two theoretical perspectives, both of which focus on learned behavior. These are the learning theories of B.F. Skinner (Theory of Operant Conditioning) and Albert Bandura (Social Learning Theory). The comparison begins with an overview and delineation of each theory which is followed by a discussion of their similarities and differences.


Skinner's Theory of Operant Conditioning
American psychologist, B.F. Skinner, spent over 50 years of his life developing and refining a theory of conditioning to elicit desired behavior in both animals and people. This theory was an outgrowth of an early study (Skinner, 1938) in which pigeons were taught to respond to bars of different colors by..."

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