The Skinner 's Theory Of Self Awareness, And Moral Autonomy Of The Individual

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B.F Skinner was one of the most intelligence physiologist and a man who borderline on frightening traits for a physiologist when it came to creating learning theories, due to his cruelty towards his experiments and the way he view society structured. Learning theories can be viewed as mental concepts informing human beings or society, how information is gathered, processed, and how individuals retained it during learning concepts. Skinner created concepts such as conditioned behavior,” positive reinforcement,” and punishments for children who behavior was viewed as menacing. This term is known as time-out for children today, their own version of the Pandora box if parents choose that path. Moreover, as a radical psychologist among his fellow peers in their field, Skinner departs from certain beliefs that challenge the notions of self-awareness and moral autonomy of the individual. These particular main philosophies of science are known as dignity and free-will. Skinner main cogent contribution to psychology was his theory that the consequences we suffer in our human lives, are directly tied to our behavior along with our environment. As a behaviorism who supports deterministic behaviorism, Skinner view free-will as unrealistic theory. To illustrate, individuals can make their own ideals or choices, whether to act on their desires by going against the law or not. That does not apply to medically insane or young individuals such as infants or children who have come to…

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