PSY_405_Week_5_-_Analyzing_Learning_Theories_Te - 90006

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PSY/405 June 13, 2011 Donna DI Matteo Gibson Analyzing Learning Theories Learning theories attempt to explain personality and behavior in regard to learning and cognition. B.F. Skinner, Albert Bandura, Julian Rotter, and Walter Mischel all contributed to the theories explaining how humans learn. Behavioral analysis and social cognitive theory address both sides of behavior: the physical and the mental. Skinner’s theory focuses more on the directly observant behavior rather than the more subjective inner workings of the mind. Bandura, Rotter, and Mischel emphasize the importance of cognitive and social factors. All learning theories stress the importance of external environments interaction and effect on behavior and personalities. Learning theories also influence interpersonal relationships, changing over the course of a person’s developmental course in life...