The Behavioral Perspective Of Ivan Pavlov And John B. Watson 's Studies Extremely Interesting

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All of the perspectives were very interesting but if I had to choose one it would be the behavioral perspective. I found Ivan Pavlov and John B. Watson’s studies extremely interesting. In Abnormal Psychology by Deborah C. Beidel, Cynthia M. Bulik, and Melinda A. Stanley, it talks about Ivan Pavlov’s study on how he noticed his dogs salivating every time he brought out food for them and he paired with a bell until when he only rang the bell the dogs will salivate because they believed food was coming. I like how based off of Pavlov’s study, Watson applied it to humans. He applied it to little Albert which he made him fear white rats by applying loud sounds every time he saw one and eventually was fearful of the rat when just seeing it. I enjoy both of these studies because it shows that some behaviors can be altered without knowing it is happening. For example, take what Sheldon was doing to Penny. He was altering her behavior by rewarding her with chocolate based on characteristics based on what he approved was fitting. Which Penny did not know he was doing that and was just happy to get chocolate. Which makes you look around and see that it people have always conditioned others especially parents to their children. For example, when I was a child I would get rewarded for good grades by getting to go to the movies. If I got bad grades I would get punished by getting something taking away such as not T.V. so, I strived to get good grades. In the Activity Abnormal Vs.…

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