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Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives

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Personality Theories: Critical Perspectives

Albert Ellis & Mike Abrams & Lidia D. Abrams & Alexander Nussbaum & Rebecca J. Frey

Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 31, 2012 | DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452231617 | Print ISBN: 9781412970624 | Online ISBN: 9781452231617 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.

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Chapter 10: Behaviorist Views of Personality

Behaviorist views of personality Show how older systems of psychology set the stage for the advent of behaviorism Explain the logic behind the rejection of consciousness in personality by behaviorists Provide a link between the work of physiologist Ivan Pavlov and psychological behaviorism Make clear the distinction between the radical behaviorism of psychologists like B. F. Skinner and neo-behaviorism of theorists like John Dollard and Neal Miller Psychology had its origins as a subdiscipline of philosophy that sought to discover the nature of human thought, mind, and soul. It attempted to answer such profound questions as whether people have souls. Are the qualities that make us human, that allow us to reason or to ponder the nature of our being, derived from a soul? Is the mind a unique entity separate from the body? Or is it merely a by-product of organic functions? Psychology became independent from philosophy during the ...

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