Ψ Behaviorism: a.k.a. Learning Theory is a theory of animal & human learning that only focuses on objectively observable behaviors & discounts mental activities. Behavior theorists define learning as nothing more than the acquisition of new behavior.
Learning occurs through;
Ψ Classical conditioning (Pavlov) - Though association a neutral stimulus becomes a conditioned stimulus.
Ψ Operant conditioning (Skinner) - Through reinforcement weak or rare responses become strong, frequent responses.
Ψ Social learning (Bandura) (A refinement of behaviorism) - Through modeling, observed behaviors become copied behaviors.
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Robert C. Gates