Behavior Modification Theory

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I believe that the ‘B. F. Skinner: Behavior Modification Theory’ would be the most beneficial for the ‘blue’ personality traits and learning style. This theory uses positive reinforcement to motivate and maintain a desired behavior from an individual. I think that this method goes well with the part of the personality that desires to be praised and encouraged. This theory also uses negative reinforcement to remove and discourage an undesired behavior from an individual. I think that this method goes well with the part of the personality that is sensitive to being rejected or discouraged. This theory also uses operant conditioning to get an individual to continue or discontinue using a desired or undesired behavior by repetitively reinforcing …show more content…
This theory uses a method that lets an individual’s actions and words be accepted as such without trying to change, discourage, or control things. I think that this method goes well with the part of the personality that expects their doings and sayings to be understood at once, dislikes repeating things, desires others to be competent, and wants to be in control. This theory uses congruent communication and relates to situations and behaviors instead of an individual’s feelings and inner being. I think that this method goes well with the part of the personality that desires to be independent and to evaluate, analyze, and improve things. This theory does not use messages or praise that involves emotions. I think that this method goes well with the part of the personality that becomes uneasy when dealing with emotions and would rather deal with intellectual …show more content…
I will have a better understanding of myself and this will help me think more deeply about my personal philosophy on child education, care, and development. It lets me know if there will be any conflicts in personality between me and a student, such as a child needing rules, order, and routine while I prefer to have a relaxed, flexible, and constantly changing classroom. And I will know how to better react to any conflicts between the child’s personality traits and my own and how to adjust the classroom so that the child feels comfortable, respected, and included. I will also be able to decide what kinds of teaching methods and strategies are best suited to my personality type and

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