The Components Of Personal Development

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The most prominent components of learning theories versus the components of evolutionary theories can be used in contrast for many personal experiences. Through B.F Skinner and John Watson’s work, learning theories have developed to form complete concepts on how individuals behave and grow over time. While the evolutionary/biological theories of David Buss and Hans Eysenck’s attempts to understand behavioral tendencies and the function of behaviour in enhancing survival and reproduction. The importance of comparing these two theses is fundamentally due to the fact that they are different in most ways, so they will be able to help shape the evaluation of my personal experience. I have chosen these two particular perspectives because I believe …show more content…
From the time I was 12 years old until I aged out on my 19th birthday, I was in 810 Grant McConachie Air Cadet Squadron. The Cadet Program is a youth volunteer and training program built on the ideas of drill, dress, and deportment. The Air Cadet League of Canada describes the program as “Being attuned to societal changes, it strives diligently to be a totally dedicated, proactive and innovative partner to encourage and enhance the development of well adjusted, civic minded youth to undertake leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world” (Air Cadet League). When a person finishes the qualifications for the year, they receive a higher rank, until such time that you need to earn the highest of ranks by being excellent in all aspects of the program. By the time I became too old and had to leave the program, I had received the rank of Warrant Officer Second Class, the second highest rank a cadet can receive. My twin sister had achieved the highest rank of Warrant Officer First Class, or Chief for short. There can only be two Second Class Warrant …show more content…
While evolutionary theory argues that I had adapted to my changing environment and I had an overall predisposition to do so, biological psychology reasons I had these basic concepts already build into my genetic being, and learning theory claims that I was shaped, and molded into the exact person that my authorities intended. This is the basic contrast of adaption vs conditioning – nature vs nurture even. My personal experience contrasts these two theories clearly, since it could easily have been that I adapted or was

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