behaviorism


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Having considered the research procedures of Q methodology, we turn to Stephenson and behaviorism.
The central claim that behaviorism makes--that the human body is essentially a machine responding deterministically to stimuli in a way that is hugely more complex but not qualitatively different from the functioning of simple life forms--is here already encapsulated by Loeb, and it remained for his successors only to refine its details and find evidence to support it.
It retains the materialism of behaviorism and of identity theory, but it tries to avoid their problems by arguing that conscious states are the causal relations of brain activities, that when we have conscious activities, particular causal operations happen.
It's just an acknowledgement--one that many trainers seem to be aware of and are making use of--that canine learning goes beyond the behaviorism interpretation of simply learning and solving the same problem over and over again.
Struggle for scientific authority: The reception of Watson's behaviorism, 1913-1920.
13) But as the century progressed, instead of a focus evermore inward on this quest, many forces from both within psychology and outside the discipline combined to inexorably supplant introspectionism and mentalism with behaviorism as the dominant school of psychological thought.
Behaviorism is more concerned with behavior than with thinking, feeling, or knowing.
On the difference between radical behaviorism and methodological behaviorism.
One often hears that Quine took his behaviorism from Skinner, whom he met in 1933 when they joined the first group of Harvard Junior Fellows.
Behaviorism emphasizes that learning opportunities be aligned with the stated objectives so that pupils have a better chance at success.
Behaviorism as a personal and professional therapy model (and not just a melange of terms and techniques used in a slipshod manner) may yet occupy a central role in neurofeedback and other neurotherapies.
Although it is a relatively new term, the word constructivism is appearing with more and more frequency in journal article titles (Mahoney, 2004), for many educators consider it superior to behaviorism as a foundation for the process of educating students.