1st Discussion

Skinner and Behaviorism

Summarize the Skinner article (or the chapter you read from Walden Two) that you read in this unit’s first study. Then analyze the selection for those aspects that subsequent forms of behaviorism rejected. Speculate as to why this particular form was rejected. Then, describe at least one present day application of operant conditioning.

See the Weekly Due Dates Calendar posted to the Updates and Handouts folder for initial post due date.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least two learners. Evaluate each learner’s argument for accuracy. Provide any additional insight you may have about comments or conclusions. Your responses to other learners are expected to be substantive in nature and to reference the assigned readings and other theoretical, empirical, or professional literature to support your views.

2nd discussion

The Behaviorists’ Inventions

Do a search for inventions stemming from behaviorism. You could search for “B.F. Skinner inventions” to get started. Choose an invention that interests you and provide:

A brief description of the invention.

What behaviorist concepts were used.

How did society respond?

See the Weekly Due Dates Calendar posted to the Updates and Handouts folder for initial post due date.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least two learners. Evaluate each learner’s argument for accuracy. Provide any additional insight you may have about comments or conclusions. Your responses to other learners are expected to be substantive in nature and to reference the assigned readings and other theoretical, empirical, or professional literature to support your views.

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