Chapter 6 Learning
Researchers investigating conditioning throughout the history of psychology reached very different conclusions about how humans learn behaviors. Explain how each of these theorists would explain this example of behavior and response:
A child cries when she sees a large pile of peas on her dinner plate.
-B. F. Skinner
Chapter 9 Human Development
Maria witnessed a large demonstration to increase awareness of global climate change. Protestors were distributing informational flyers about the dangers of global climate change and encouraging spectators to join the demonstration. After watching for a few minutes, Maria decided to participate in some of the activities.
Explain how each of the following concepts may have influenced Maria’s decision to participate in the protest.
- Formal Operational Thinking
- Identity vs. Role Confusion
- Postconventional morality