What are the critical differences between Skinner's and Rogers' views of human nature and the role that psychology can play in human lives?
B. F. Skinner felt that classical conditioning can explain some apsects of human nature. However Skinner believed that operant conditioning plays a much greater role in shaping human nature. In operant conditioning the individual learns that a certain behavior can produce a certain consequence. If the consequence is positive or pleasurable then the behavior is repeated. If the consequence is negative then the behavior is not repeated. Almost all a person's daily behavior, from socializing with others to earning a paycheck can be seen as a result of operant conditioning according to Skinner's views. In operant conditioning the positive or pleasurable consequence that make it more likely for a behavior to ...
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