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Skinner's Theory of Operant Conditioning in Society

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Is Skinner's Theory of Operant Conditioning a personality theory? As a multicultural society, how do we apply Skinner's theory?

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In approximately 300 words, this solution considers whether or not Skinner's Theory of Operant Conditioning is a personality theory and how it is applied to our society. Additionally, this solution includes one reference source for further research on this topic.

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I would say Skinner's theory of Operant Conditioning is a personality theory, but an oversimplified one. "The basis of Skinner's operant conditioning procedure is the control of behavior through the manipulation of rewards and punishments in the environment, particularly the laboratory environment" according to Pervin, John & Cervone (2005). Thus, seeing that behavior is an aspect of personality, then as far as behavior goes this could be considered a ...

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