Behavioral and Social Learning

Behavioral and Social Learning Approaches Personality Assessment
This paper will illustrate a comparison and contrast of Behavioral and Social learning approaches to personality. I will analyze one of my bad habits and apply the behavioral personality theory that explains the habit. I will describe the components of social learning theory and develop a plan that applies classical or operant conditioning that will change the habit. Last, discuss behavior or social learning theory that best describes my personality.   Compare and Contrast
                                                            The Behavioral and Social learning approach have similarities and differences. I have examined the behaviorist perspective to comparing and contrasting the two learning approaches. The behaviorist approach views personality as a mirror of erudite deeds obtained through either classical (Pavlovian) or operant (Skinnerian) conditions of reinforcement by virtue of rewards and punishment (Burger, 2008). A comparatively current addition of Social learning is the Cognitive behavioral approach that accentuates the learning and performance process. Social-Cognitive theory (Bandurain) also engages in thinking and figurative method of information (Burger, 2008, p. 371).        
Behavioral learning approach was influenced by John B. Watson (1978 – 1958) in 1913. According to Buckley (2000) Watson believed in the experimental method and that the “ultimate objective of psychology should not only be to be able to understand behavior, but to predict and control it.” Watson rejected introspective methods and disagreed with other Psychologists’ exploit of consciousness (Buckley, 2000). Therefore, according to Burger (2008) Behavioral and Social learning theories consists of four characteristic: Behaviorism, Basic Principles of Conditioning, Social Learning theory, and Social-Cognitive Theory. Behavioral is regarded as “attitude change, language acquisition,...