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History of Psychology: Behaviorism & Radical Behaviorism

History of Psychology: Behaviorism & Radical Behaviorism

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will introduce the methods, people, and theories of Behaviorism & Radical Behaviorism and their contributions to the origins of the field of psychology.

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  • Behaviorism

    A theory in psychology that studies observable actions or behaviors, not internal mental states.

  • Ivan Pavlov

    Developed the concept of Classical Conditioning.

  • John Watson

    Founder of Behaviorism, 1878-1958.

  • B. F. Skinner

    Founder of Operant Conditioning.

  • Cognitive Behaviorism

    A theory that combines both behavioral learning theories and cognitive theories.

  • Radical Behaviorism

    A school of behaviorism that believes that internal mental states are unnecessary to explain behavior. Behavior is determined entirely by outside stimuli and learned responses.