The Psychology : Skinner And The Events That Fits With Skinner 's Development Process

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Abstract Cultural influence, the environment, surroundings, and the events tragic or otherwise influence a person’s development throughout their life span. These developments can affect a person’s personality and the way that they may behave. This paper will take a look at all of these aspects and how exactly they play a role in a person’s development. This paper will focus on the psychologist B.F. Skinner and the events that he went through during his life and how is affected his personality and behaviors. This paper will also take a look at Freud’s view of psychoanalytic perspective and how that fits in with Skinner’s life. This paper will look at two other personality perspectives and analyze how it fits with Skinner’s development…show more content…
Major Events/ Cultural Influences Burrhus Frederic Skinner otherwise called B.F. Skinner was born in March 1904, in Susquehanna, PA. B.F. Skinner was an American psychologist and behaviorist. Skinner came from a very strict household where both of his parents were very stern. Even though his parents were strict, Skinner grew up in a loving, secure, where his family tried to instill righteousness and morals into their children’s lives. When Skinner was younger he loved to be outside and was always building things with his hands. Since early childhood Skinner had an interest with animals and why they behave the way that they do. This followed him into his adulthood and even helped him develop the principles of operant conditioning. Operant Conditioning is a type of “learning in which reinforcement, which is contingent upon the occurrence of a particular response; increase the probability that the same response will occur again” (Feist & Feist, 2009). Through precise control of the environment, Skinner was able to modify the behavior of animal subjects. B.F. Skinner believed that a person behaves and act the way that they do because of the environment they came from or the events that has happened in their own lives. Not only while they are a kid but throughout their whole life. Also the kind of involvements that parents decide to have in their kids’ lives can also have
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