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What is Behaviorism?
ehavioral psychology, also known as behaviorism, is a theory of learning based upon the idea that all behaviors are acquired through conditioning. Learn more about conditioning, major behaviorists, and important events in this overview of behaviorism.
Introduction to Classical Conditioning
Classical conditioning is one of the best-known concepts of behavioral learning theory. Find information in this introduction to classical conditioning.
Principles of Classical Conditioning
n addition to the basic classical conditioning process, there are a number of phenomena that play a role in classical conditioning. Find information on acquisition, extinction, discrimination, and more.
Introduction to Operant Conditioning
Operant conditioning is one of the fundamental concepts in behavioral psychology. Learn more about the effects of rewards and punishments on behavior.
Schedules of Reinforcement
Schedules of reinforcement have a major impact on how fast a behavior is acquired and the strength of the response. Learn more about different schedules of reinforcement in operant conditioning.
B.F. Skinner Biography
B. F. Skinner's research on operant conditioning made him one of the leaders of behaviorism. Learn more about his life, career, research, and writings in this B.F. Skinner biography.
Ivan Pavlov Biography
Ivan Pavlov was primarily interested in physiology, but his discovery of conditional reflexes heavily influenced the behaviorist movement. Learn more about his theories, career, and influence on psychology in this Ivan Pavlov biography.