Skinner, S Theory Of Burrhus Fredric Skinner's Behavioral Theory

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Burrhus Fredric Skinner 's Behavioural Theory
Burrhus Fredric Skinner was born on 20th of March 1904 in a town called Susquehanna in Pennsylvania, and at the age of 86 he died at Cambridge in Massachusetts on the 18th of August 1990. Burrhus Fredric Skinner was wed to a woman named Yvonne Blue, the couple got married in 1936 and had two daughters one was named Julie and the other was named Deborah. While skinner was in Harvard he came across another student there called Fred Keller, and Fred suggested to Skinner that he should conduct an experiment for science on the study of behaviour, later this led to Skinner to create something called Skinner Box, Keller also help Skinner with these small experiments. Moreover, from the year 1958 when Skinner
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The work that skinner was known for was classical conditioning although he believed it was too plain to understand the vastness of human behaviour. Skinner used the Skinner Box (Operant Conditioning Chamber) in order to carry out his experiments, also where he was able to analyse and observe animal behaviour. To assess the animals’ behaviour Skinner would use rats and pigeons to conduct the experiments, by performing these experiments, skinner was able to understand the behavioural process overall and have his conclusions about it. Skinner’s theory was steered in many way through his research and experiments, however Skinner’s used his own inventions for the behavioural study, as it showed Skinner’s theory of operant conditioning proven through positive and negative behaviour. One of Skinner’s experiments that were carried out was the ‘Rat and Food’ experiment that showed what the rats’ behaviour is like when it receives food as a reward. This experiment showed the support of negatives and positives of humans individually. Positives and negatives are used to support behaviour, one of the points that are vital for human behaviour is the emotions that are linked to behaviour…show more content…
Pavlov was a Russian phycologist, he was also acknowledged for classical conditioning. He was married to a woman named Seraphima Vasilievna Karchevskaya whom he met at the University of Petersburg, they got married on the 1st of May in 1881, after that the couple had four children named Victor, Vladimir, Vera and Vsevolod. But unfortunately out of the 4 Vsevolod who was the youngest did not make it due to pancreatic cancer and passed away in 1935. As a child Pavlov also proved to be quiet smart but also carried this strange aura with him but Pavlov would say that it is his passion for research. Nonetheless in 1870 Pavlov went to the University of Saint Petersburg where he took physics, mathematics faculty and natural sciences. In 1904 Pavlov was the first Russian to win a Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In the 20th century Pavlov was placed as the 24th most known phycologist of that century. Pavlov had certain rules about classical conditioning and most of them would cover a rage of experiments and one of them is education that is taught in classrooms. In order for Pavlov to go forward in his career within science he had to give up on his beliefs, this way Pavlov believed that he would be more focused and motivated. Pavlov was quite close with animals but it is not a surprise

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