Skinner 's Theory Of Behaviorism Essay

1067 Words Oct 6th, 2015 5 Pages
Many have debated over time whether or not there is more to life than what is here on earth. Some are transcendent thinkers, meaning they think there is more to the world or some kind of higher power. The other group is imminent thinkers. They, including B.F. Skinner, believe we should focus on enjoying and living this life. Our environment shapes our lives, not a higher power. There are many instances which prove B.F. Skinner’s theory to be true. It is important for us to grow up and live in a safe, loving environment in order to live a happy and successful life. B.F. Skinner’s theory of behaviorism analyzes one 's behavior then explains why one behaves in the way they do. It is a radical view compared to other theories of behaviorism. The theory shows how everything can relate back to our environment. The environment is the reason for the behavior of a person. Therefore, if one’s environment is stable, more often than not, one 's behavior and personality will be good and stable, leading to a healthy, successful life. The theory B.F. Skinner writes about tells we do not have free will. Sometimes it may seems as though we do, even if we do not. All of the actions and decisions we make are because of the environment. This may be done in our unconscious. Actions, decisions, goals, and choices are not made for no reason or simply out of the blue. We are shaped to chose what we chose by the environment. The unconscious is always working and thinking for us.
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