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    Understanding Theories of Learning in terms of Behavior

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    I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT MASTURBATION IS A NORMAL PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. WITH THIS PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCE THE CHILD IS MASTURBATING NUMEROUS TIMES DAILY.

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    The three categories of theories--Behaviorist, Social Learning, and Cognitive--can be applied to sexual behavior problems, namely excessive masturbation in sexually abuse children, in the following ways:

    Show how each theory could be used to improve some aspect of the behavior in your topic problem. State the problem named in your topic and write 2-3 sentences about the application of each category of theory to an aspect of the behavior.

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    This solution gives explanations and examples concerning three different theories of learning; Behaviorism, Cognitive Learning, and Social Learning. The goal of understanding these theories is to alter maladaptive behavior, in this case, excessive masturbation in children. But these principles are explained in such a way that they can be applied to the treatment of many behavioral problems. Examples and prominent researchers associated with each theory are provided.

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