A persons behavior has always been a subject that has fascinated me for a number of reasons. It has always been a question in the back of my mind how people could live in the same world but be different products of different environments and they can act two different ways towards life in general. John Watson believed that people reacted to certain stimuli the same way that animals did, (if something is presented to a human we all would react to it the same way.) B.F Skinner looked at things from a different point of view, he knew that everybody didn't react to specific stimuli in the same ways. He proposed that people operate on the environment to produce certain consequences. This makes perfect since to me because everything around you can influence how you might react the stimuli around you. Everybody does not learn the same and everyone might have different influences that would make them react differently. This video explains exactly what I am trying to say.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Labels: Behaviorism, Environment, Social
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Great video! It is so true that people tend to follow others leads and we feed off of the energy around us, like performing better or worse.ReplyDelete