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Behavioral & Learning Aspects of Personality - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present lessons covering the behavioral and learning aspects of personality in this helpful chapter. Topics include the definition of behavior and the theories and concepts associated with behavior learning. If you're concerned about your readiness for a test, take the short quiz after each lesson to identify any areas that need more study. You can study 24 hours a day on your mobile device or computer in order to learn what you need to. Feel free to contact one of our helpful instructors with any questions you might have. This chapter is designed to:
- Define classical conditioning
- Provide an overview of B.F. Skinner's theories and their impact on education
- Give an example of social learning theory
- Outline Albert Bandura's Bobo doll study
- Detail the experiment by John Watson on behaviorism
- Discuss the theories and methodology of Clark Leonard Hull
- Understand how behaviorism applies to personality differences and changes
1. Behavior: Definition & Explanation
Learn about the psychological concept of behavior. Learn how the understanding of behavior has changed with new developments in psychology and how behavioral experiments have led to breakthroughs in new psychological therapies.
2. Behavior Learning: Theories & Concept
Most of us have been rewarded for the good things we have done but have been punished for the not-so-good things we have done. This lesson will explore behavior learning, highlighting the most common behavior learning theories and providing some real-world examples of behavior learning.
3. Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples
Can you be conditioned to associate something new with something else you naturally respond to? In this lesson, we'll take a look at a famous psychological experiment that tested how brains have the ability to automatically react to new stimuli if it's conditioned correctly.
4. B.F. Skinner's Theories: Overview
B.F. Skinner was a psychologist who had a profound impact on the development of behaviorism and our understanding of the function of rewards and punishments. Learn about Skinner's theories and how his discoveries may be impacting your day-to-day life in this lesson.
5. B.F. Skinner: Theories & Impact on Education
What does candy have to do with learning and behavior? In this lesson, we'll examine the theories of psychologist B.F. Skinner, including behavioral modification and educational applications of his behavioral learning theories.
6. Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples
There are many ways in which human beings learn. One of the most effective ways is by watching, observing and modeling others, and this is known as social learning theory.
7. Social Learning: Albert Bandura's Bobo Doll Study
Albert Bandura is a famous social psychologist whose Bobo doll study illustrates the social learning theory of psychology. In this lesson, we'll look at the Bobo doll study, its impact on the field of psychology, and what it can tell us about the effects of watching violent television.
8. John Watson and Behaviorism: Theory & Experiment
John B. Watson was a pioneering figure in the development of the psychological school of behaviorism. Learn how the discipline of behaviorism started and how it has profoundly changed the way we live our lives in the modern era.
9. Clark Leonard Hull: Methodology & Theories
Clark Leonard Hull had a tremendous effect on how psychological research was, and is, conducted. This lesson looks at who Hull was and explores his views on methodology and the theories he developed.
10. Applying Behaviorism to Personality Changes & Differences
Why do people act the way they do? How can personality change? In this lesson, we'll look at the way that behaviorists like B.F. Skinner viewed personality and some of the critiques of behaviorist personality theories.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality course
- Introduction to Personality Psychology
- Personality Research & Assessment
- Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality
- Adler & Jung & Personality Theory
- Neo-Analytic & Ego Approaches to Identity
- Biological Aspects of Personality
- Psychodynamic Theories & Theorists
- Cognitive & Existential Theories of Personality
- Humanistic Theories & Theorists
- Trait Aspects of Personality
- Required Assignments for Psychology of Personality