Class highlights of Behaviorism

Class highlights on behaviorism

First, for transition — Pragmatism of James (and sort of Peirce)

Then – Watson – from Pavlov, animal work. Watson dissertation on white rat.   Under Angell at Chicago.   Angell classed as functionalist as opposed to structuralist, but still interested in consciousness.

Watson “manifesto” of 1913.   Goal of psychology?   Emphasis on behavior.

Background in Pavlov classical conditioning (a mechanism of association).

Later — Hull, Skinner

Hull was S-R Learning Theory

Skinner was R – S  That is, operant conditioning


Anyone heard of ABA?   Applied Behavior Analysis