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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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Terms to Know
B. F. Skinner

Founder of Operant Conditioning.


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

Cognitive Behaviorism

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

Ivan Pavlov

Developed the concept of Classical Conditioning.

John Watson

Founder of Behaviorism, 1878-1958.

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.