PSY250 Wk 4 UOPX Individual: Behavioral and Social-Cognitive Approaches to Forming Habits

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Wk 4 Discussion [due Thurs]

Wk 4 Discussion [due Thurs]

Wk 4 Individual: Behavioral and Social-Cognitive Approaches to Forming Habits [due Mon]




Discussion Topic

Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students.

Due Thursday

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

In Week 4, you are introduced to the behavioral perspective of personality. The readings this week focus on behavioral and the social-cognitive theories of several theorists, including Skinner, Kelly, Mischel, and Bandura.

  • Based on your readings this week, provide a specific example of how the environment can cause behavior. B.F. Skinner’s work on Operant Conditioning introduces the concept of reinforcement and punishment. Discuss an example of results obtained through reinforcement or through punishment according to Skinner’s theory.