PSY 803: Historical Concepts And Theoretical Framework Discussion

For each DQ elaborate within 260-300 words. Use in-text citations accordingly. Use scholarly reference(s) along with the one(s) attached as well. Use and cite references using APA 7th Style Guide accordingly. Doctoral level class.


DQ 1) There were many influences and trends in research leading to the emergence of behaviorism as a separate school of thought. Not all contributors were behavioral researchers. Which theorists contributed most significantly to this evolution? Why?


DQ 2) Consider the pioneers of behaviorism. Which behaviorist has offered the most significant contributions to the field of psychology? Why?






Looking for Skinner and Finding Freud Read: Overskeid, G. (2007). Looking for Skinner and finding Freud. American Psychologist62(6), 590-595. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.62.6.590

Behaviorism at 100 Read: Ledoux, S. F. (2012). Behaviorism at 100. American Scientist100(1), 60-65. doi:10.1511/2012.94.60

The Classical Origins of Pavlov’s Conditioning Read: Clark, R. E. (2004). The classical origins of Pavlov’s conditioning. Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science39(4), 279-294. doi:10.1007/BF02734167

Darwinian Theory, Functionalism, and the First American Psychological Revolution Read: Green, C. D. (2009). Darwinian theory, functionalism, and the first American psychological revolution. American Psychologist64(2), 75-83. doi: 10.1037/a0013338

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