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The branch of educational psychology which emphasizes environmental conditioning of responses

This session will help you begin to gain an understanding of what behaviorist learning theory includes and the leading theorists or proponents of behaviorism.

The Hottersall text, THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY is a good resource here. Also for this unit and the unit on humanism there is an interesting article from December, 1990 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL called Behaviorism Versus Humanism, that you might want to look at if you have access to the journal.

Much of the work for this page was done by Sheila Atwood, an ALT doctoral student.