Respondent conditioning with dogs. Classical conditioning First study in 1906.
Publicly observable Influenced by Pavlov Little Albert Believed we should study behavior by direct observation of the relationship between environmental stimuli (S) & the response (R)they bring out.
Radical Behaviorism Private events
How did skinner come up with behaviorism? * 2 main sources
1. Darwinian Selection 2. Pragmatism
What is Darwinian selectionism? AKA: selection by consequences
3 term contingency Species & survival Operates during a lifetime of the individual (i.e. ontogeny) and is similar to natural selection of the evolutionary history of a species (I.e. phylogeny). Operant selection requires variation in behavior.
Probabilistic AB-Because-of-C philosophy. Relationship of setting (A) & the behavior (B) is because of the consequence (C).