This 'Breakdown of The Behaviourist Approach' will define this approach in the following categories:
- Basic Assumptions
- Key Terms
- Behaviour is learned from the enviroment
- Behaviour is determined by reinforcement or punishment of past learning experiences
- Observable behaviour, not minds should be studied.
- Psychology should investigate the laws of learning
- Law of Effect: Events in the environment produce rewards for some behaviours and not others. Behaviours that produce rewards are repeated whereas behaviours that result in punishment are not.
- Operant Conditioning: Learning due to the consequences of voluntary behaviour, through positive and negative reinforcement and punishment.
- Classical Conditioning: Learning due to the association of a neutral stimulus…