The Pros And Cons Of Behaviorist Theory

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Behaviorist theory or we can call it “behaviorism”. It was started in 19th and the early of the 20th century and the producer of this theory is John Watson a psychologist. John’s perspective or point of view was affected by the research of
Russian physiologists, Pavlov and Skinner. We will present the main points of the behaviorist theory which is the idea of the behaviorist theory with examples to clarify it, types of the ways of learning in behaviorist theory and the disadvantages or the critics that has been found about the behaviorist theory.
Behaviorist theory is about learning by repetition, the more the repetition the more the person will learn. The behaviorist theory tells that the human being can acquire all behaviors and habits through conditions that happen during the interaction with what has surrounded them or ‘the environment’. Behaviorists believe that human responses to environmental stimuli shape their behaviors. According to Schuman
Behaviorism” the behaviorist theory focuses on a new behavioral pattern that it’s repeated until it becomes a habit. Pavlov’s experiment was about repetition, he trained a dog by ringing a bell in some kind of a situation procedure. The result or the idea of the experiment is to associate between stimuli and reflexive responses.
Pavlov’s experiment presented a dog with food to examine the salivary response.
Before it turns to habit in the beginning of the experiment, he rang the bell, the dog did not do any response to the

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