PSY 420 Personality Theories

Analyzing Behavior and Behavior Change

Observable Behavior as the Focus of Learning Theorists

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Methods used by Social Learning Theorists to measure behavior

1. observation of behavior

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2. verbal behavior

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3. expectancies

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4. physiological responses

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Assessing the Conditions that Control Behavior

1. observe behavior and develop a hypothesis

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2. implement changes in stimulus conditions

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3. provide further modifications

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The Behaviorists' View of Deviant Behavior

1. viewed from the viewpoint of the individual, not society

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2. rejection of the disease model of deviant behavior

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3. continuity between normal and abnormal behavior