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Skinner's and Roger's theories on human nature

What are the critical differences between Skinner's and Rogers' views of human nature and the role that psychology can play in human lives?

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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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This solution provides a discussion of the differences between Skinner's and Roger's theories of human nature and the role that psychology can play in human lives.

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