Behavior Principles in Everyday Life / Edition 4

Behavior Principles in Everyday Life / Edition 4

by John D. Baldwin, Janice I. Baldwin
     
 

This book comprehensively introduces the major psychological principles of behavior: operant conditioning, Pavlovian conditioning, social learning theory, and cognitive behaviorism. It closely links these basic abstract principles to relevant, concrete examples from everyday life—showing readers how each behavior principle operates in easilySee more details below

Overview

This book comprehensively introduces the major psychological principles of behavior: operant conditioning, Pavlovian conditioning, social learning theory, and cognitive behaviorism. It closely links these basic abstract principles to relevant, concrete examples from everyday life—showing readers how each behavior principle operates in easily understood settings, and how to apply them in complex natural situations. Chapter topics cover behavior modification; primary and secondary reinforcers and punishers; differential reinforcement and shaping; modeling and observational learning; prompts and fading; rules; schedules; positive and negative control; and thinking, the self, and self-control. For individuals making the transition from adolescence into the various phases of adulthood—seeking a better understanding of their life, and ways to make it more positive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130873767
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/07/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
407
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Science and Human Behavior.

2. Pavlovian Conditioning.

3. Operant Conditioning.

4. Pavlovian and Operant Conditioning Together.

5. The Stimulus Collage.

6. Behavior Modification.

7. Primary Reinforcers and Punishers.

8. Secondary Reinforcers and Punishers.

9. Differential Reinforcement and Shaping.

10. Modeling and Observational Learning.

11. Prompts and Fading.

12. Rules.

13. Schedules.

14. Positive and Negative Control.

15. Thinking, the Self, and Self-Control.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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