B.F. Skinner and Jean Piaget. By Melissa Ysasi. Introduction.
By Melissa Ysasi
A behavior followed by a reinforcer stimulus results in an
increased probability of that behavior occurring in the future.
Operant Conditioning can be applied in behavior modification, classroom management, and programmed instruction. The Skinner theory is a huge contribution in behaviorism and can be applied in teaching settings around the country. According to Skinners theory, behavior that is positively reinforced will reoccur in individuals. Positive reinforcement also produces motivation in learners and allows the students to be successful. Skinner also believed that ultimately it is the issue of an individuals free will and self control.
B.F. Skinner and Jean Piaget are two of the most significant psychologists of the twentieth century. They have opened doors and served as a stepping stone to better understand the learning process and improve behaviors.
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