Words of Wisdom:

"Those who stoop to conquer are fools." - Ezslax

Dse141 Tma 02

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set out the aims of the assignment
identify the main question or issue and introduce and define the key words and terms
highlight major debates that lie ‘behind’ the question
signpost the stages of the content or the argument
be between 5% and 10% of the total word count.

what inspired them
skinner's main aim
skinners findings
skinners conclusion

what inspired him, why he started researching monkeys attachments etc
harlows aim

differences in their work, skinnet said, child learns by imitation and needs it for survival while harlow proved attachment by monkey terry mother experiment


wider implications of their work ( findings and  
contributions   eg skinners work is used in hosp schools prisons, harlows helped bowlbys claims and changed views on child rearing
although both scientists contributed a great deal as mentioned in the above paragraph, human behaviour can not be attributed tottally to either, , it is a mixture of all ie humans can learn by imitation of models, the bevaiour can continue by   the power of reinforcemnets, either positine or negative. and it can change due to a human beings complex and unpredictable nature, without depending on / despite reinforcemnts (   cite byford et all)

skinner said the world could be shaped by behaviourism

explain, reinforcement and its types, (positive negative punishment)
also, conditioning, emitted elicitted, operant classic instrumental
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operant conditioning:
desirable behaviour becomes increasingly reinforced by continuous reward
he said personal touch in classrooms, affection and approval and dangerous commodities   should not be used, rather the wider reinforcement of 'progressing' should be considered
since the human brain is complex and unprdictable, a child might not consider the notion of progressing, and rather, at that moment be encouraged by positive reinforcemnt in the form of praise

harlow had no ethical...


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