Analyze the personality development of one of the theorists studied in this course from three different theoretical perspectives.
I choose Skinner.
Describe the major life events of the theorist that you feel influenced his or her personality development.
Describe the cultural influences that had an influence on the chosen theorist's personality development.
Analyze this person from Freud's psychoanalytic perspective.
Analyze this person from two other theoretical perspectives studied in this course, except for the trait perspective. (Maybe use Jung and Rogers) or (Horney and Erickson).
Summarize and present your critical opinion about how well (or not) these theories explain the person.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:58 am ad1c9bdddf
I hope this helps you to complete your paper. Good luck. Be sure you had an introduction and a thesis indicating that you are going to compare Skinners. Behaviorism to the Psychodynamic theories of Jung and Rogers. Good Luck!!
(1) Describe the major life events of the theorist that you feel influenced his or her personality development.
On the birth and life of Frederick Skinner, Friedman and Schuster (2006) writes that he was born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. His father and mother were morally strict. Based on his autobiography, Skinner's family established a stable, loving home based on the Puritan work ethic, virtues and morals. His interest developed early on his childhood in the animals and their behavior. Following this interest he became a science teacher and developed his principles of Operant conditioning. According to Friedman and Schuster, Skinner experimented with manipulating the environment in a way to train animals to do things that was not a part of their natural behaviors.
Skinner's work with animal behavior influenced his theories of radical behaviorism (Friedman & Schuster, 2006). Based on principles of operant conditioning, Skinner held that consequences which follow a behavior directly influence the frequency with which the behavior is repeated. Thus was coined his view on reinforcement, punishment and rewarding stimuli. The operant response will either increase or decrease the likelihood that the behavior will occur again (Dinsmoor, 1992).For example, aversive stimuli, punishment (or negative reinforcer) is a consequence that decreases the likelihood that a behavior will occur again. Reinforcement increases the chances that a behavior will occur (Ruz, 1995).
Skinner held that all forms of human behavior could be explained by the response to one's environment, and further explained by strengthening or weakening, or reinforcement or punishment. For instance, research suggests that if you wish to ...
This solution analyzes personality from the perspective of Skinner's Behaviorism.,
Article Reviews: Quantitative and Qualitative Article Analysis
I need to use the following articles, to answer the following questions so, that I can finish incorporating the answers to my final draft. I only need 2-3 paragraphs for each question.
FOR THE QUANTITATIVE STUDY
Zwahr-Castro, J., & Dicke-Bohmann, A. K. (2014). Who can be friends? Characteristics of those who remain friends after dissolution of a romantic relationship. Individual Differences Research, 12(4-A), 142-152.
1. One research hypothesis (many articles have more than one; pick the one that is the focus, or is of most interest to you). Given the research hypothesis, what is the null hypothesis? Remember, depending on the article you are reading, the hypothesis may be implied.
2. In the context of this research study and the research hypothesis you stated in #1, assess Type I and Type II errors. What does it mean to commit each type of error for this research hypothesis? In the context of this study, is one error more "serious" or "harmful" than the other?
3. What is the probability of making a Type I error? How did you determine this?
4. Did the author conduct a power analysis to determine optimal sample size? If so, what is the target? If not, do you believe the study contained enough participants to drawn meaningful results? Why or why not?
5. Do the results support or refute the stated research hypothesis Do you agree with the conclusions? Why or why not?
6. Discuss (in your own words) this study's limitations. Are there any that you can identify that are not mentioned?
FOR THE QUALITATIVE STUDY
Sailor, J. L. (2013). A phenomenological study of falling out of romantic love. The Qualitative Report, 18, 1-22.
1. Identify the Research Question (if no question is stated, then determine what the authors are trying to answer based on the stated aims or goals of the study)
2. Determine how did the authors arrived at the optimal sample size. If they did not discuss how they determined their sample size, what was the number of participants? Do you believe the study contained enough participants to drawn meaningful results? Why or why not?
3. Discuss how the authors analyzed their data. In other words, how did the authors organize the data obtained from participants?
4. Determine any answers to the results for the Research Question. Do you agree with the authors' conclusions? Why or why not?
5. Indicate if this study demonstrates credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability. Why or why not?
6. Discuss (in your own words) the study's limitations. Are there any limitations that you can identify that are not mentioned?View Full Posting Details