Behaviorism Essay by Neatwriter

A look at the study of behaviorism, a branch of psychology.
# 61755 | 2,957 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 23, 2005 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Theory)

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This work provides an outline of behaviorism which is a major system of psychology in the 20th century. It also looks at a substantive treatment of the supportive and critical perspectives associated with the system. It includes the applications of dualistic activity versus monistic passivity, source of knowledge: self-generative versus sensory and mentalism versus materialism.
Statement of Thesis
Source of Knowledge: Dualistic Activity versus Monistic Positivity
Mentalism versus Materialism
Source of Knowledge: Self-generative versus Sensory
Summary and Conclusion

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"The publication entitled Behavior Analysis in Education written by Sulzer-Azaroff et al, 1998 as well as other subsequent publications in the Journal of Behavioral Education, Journal of Positives Behavioral Interventions and Behavior Modification all offer what is stated to be, "empirical evidence for the effectiveness of behavior analytic technology in dealing with a host of behavioral excesses and deficits commonly exhibited by students in school settings." Functionalism does not agree with understanding behavior based on form or structure, or topography as such behavioral topographies are stated top be, "merely descriptive and, as such, explain nothing about the controlling functions of behavior (Skinner 1953, 1974)" (as cited by Skinner, 2002)"

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