Behaviorist Learning Theory

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SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CONCEPTS
Behaviorist learning theory (module 1.2)
I chose this topic because it has many applications to and utilities.
Behaviorism aims to study the laws of association between a stimulus (S) and response (R) of the animal with respect to this stimulus (info). It will be dominant for a half century.
These connectionist theories or associationists consider that the individual receives stimuli and sends responses.
They focus on studying concrete and measurable elements, that is to say, the "inputs" (input) that are the stimuli and "outputs" (output), which are the answers.
They formulate laws (info), governing the establishment of connections: either stimulus - stimulus (S-S), either stimulus - response (S-R).
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For learning, it establishes new connections between stimuli or between a stimulus and a response.
These theories do not necessarily deny the existence of internal and abstract processes (intermediate variables mental processes ...).
However, as it is not possible to observe these processes as the mental functioning of the subject is not accessible both neurobiological and psychological, behaviorism rather not consider.
Social learning theory (module 1.2)
It takes the concept of direct experience (differential reinforcement of responses produced by the individual) of (neo) behaviorists but which he can not explain that part of learning. It complements this approach by the experience (or learning and by extension, reinforcement) vicarious achieved by observing the consequences of behavior produced by another. "The mode of learning the most basic, rooted in direct experience, is a result of positive and negative effects of the actions. In the affairs of every day, certain responses are effective while others have no effect or bring punitive consequences. It is through this process of differential reinforcement as effective forms of behavior are finally selected, ineffective forms being eliminated.
Counseling (module
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Compliance with, the focus is doing a lot more on the inter-relationship, ie that it is almost to comply with the requirements and physician instructions to please him. With the term of membership, the emphasis is on the patient's ability to adopt an active approach to his treatment.

The terms used therefore generate a first debate and show a significant change in the reference concepts reflecting a shift if a break in the medical and social representations of the processes

Health behavior (module 10)
Many underlying determinants influence health through personal behavior. For example, lack of physical activity, high fat diet, and alcohol or tobacco cause personal risk factors for disease, while regular physical activity and healthy eating cause health benefits.
In general, clinicians believe that changing lifestyles of their patients (to help them quit smoking, to start a physical activity program, etc.) is long and difficult. Psychology offers several theoretical models to identify personal and situational factors likely to influence health-related behaviors; they help explain why it is often so hard to change a behavior.

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