Analysis Of John Donahoe's Evocation Of Behavioral Change

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During my 19 years of life, I’ve attended 7 different schools, lived in a total of 9 houses, owned 12 cars and trucks, and was a bridesmaid in my mother’s wedding. I was born on January 1, 1997 in Kailua Kona, Hawai’i. At the age of 5, I was blessed with a baby brother, Shayne, who is now twice my size. When I was 6 years old, my parents separated and it turned our lives upside down. It was during their separation that my grandparents, on my mother’s side, that became a second set of parents to Shayne and I. Later, there was an addition of a stepfather, Hano, 2 stepbrothers, Travis and Noah, and a step sister, Raisha, when I was 14. The day to remember was 19 days after my Sweet 16 that I became another big sister to a precious little girl …show more content…
I know exactly why that part of the road terrifies me, how Josh effected me, and also that I need to figure out who I am. In the article “Evocation of Behavioral Change by the Reinforcer is the Critical Event in Both the Classical and Operant Procedures,” the author John Donahoe expresses that the stimulus occurs before the response in classical conditioning (Donahoe). The car accident caused me to be prepared when traveling on that part of the road because of my past experience there. I think this concept applies to the best of my life because I don’t want to be in a car accident again. In the “Learning and Selection Processes” article, Artiga states that “the process of increasing the probability of the occurrence of a given behavior by means of the appearance of a reinforcer every time the behavior is produced.” This concept applies greatly in my life because I don’t want to have another heart break; I’m in search of a good guy (reinforcer). One day, I would like to change the characteristic of trusting people. Erik Erikson expresses the key challenge for becoming an adolescent is forming a sense of identity (Myers). The 4 different identity statuses occur differently for everyone. This concept applies to the best in my life because it helps me find who I

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