Flashcards in revised history of behavior analysis Deck (8)
sir francis bacon
His contribution: Science should produce practical outcomes
1596-1660 Contribution: Suggested dualism 2 entities in the world bodies and machines
Minds: (souls) not machines, they think will behavior and live forever
Contribution:Rejection A non physical mind cannot affect physical activity.
Humans are entirely physical
The mind is the activity of the body.
Anticipates behavioral neuroscience by 300 years
His contribution: Humans are biological animals and descendants of other animals
Discovers classical conditioning
Demonstrates scientifically that consequences influence animal behavior
(cats in a box)
John b watson
"behaviorist" American psychologist psychology has failed significantly to establish as a natural science