Discussion Forum Week 7- Psychology


Read the article: “Behavioral Perspective on Personality and Self” by Brady J. Jones. This article will provide a summary of the major assumptions of traditional personality theory and theory of self, then summarizes the positions of various behavioral theories such as Watson and B. F. Skinner.

What are key points the author states about the theory of behaviorism and personality? Do you believe these points to be valid? Explain in what way the theory of classical and operant conditioning influenced your personality. Include in your response one of Skinner’s theory of positive, negative reinforcement as well as punishment to explain.