Module 3.1 Behaviorism

To achieve one’s desired outcome, there should be a reinforcement that would motivate the person in achieving whatever outcome it wishes to be. We, human being usually act upon on positive and negative reinforcement in facilitating our actions. Learning process defined behaviorism as having a particular form of behavior reinforced by someone, other than the student to shape or control what is learned. With our day to day activities, environment or observable factors.

Behaviorism is composed or act upon on:

Classical conditioning according to Learning Theories, Models, and Methods by M.E. Sanseverino is when we make associations with stimuli. An example of this is the experiment of Ivan Pavlov wherein he demonstrated the reaction of dog salivating at the sound of the bell with no food in it.

Operant conditioning-this was theorized by B.F. skinner and defined it as behavior corresponding to consequence. This is where we place rewards or punishment in everything we do or how we would like other people to respond to our needs.

The Law of Effect by Edward Thorndike is also related to behaviorism. It is when we make stop our habits when we discover the negative effects or we gain indesirable outcomes. When we encounter a delightful experience or a enjoyble experience from a new habit, then we continue to do it. Like me, I always eat at this great restaurant because the food is delicious and ambience is very welcoming. I have a certain aversion for disturbing movies because it somehow affects my subconscious that i cannot sleep well afterwards. so i stopped watching these kind of movies.

I see now the effect of having certain behaviors in my 9 year old nephew and 2 year old son. In my son’s case since he’s now at the terrible two age, it’s hard sometimes not to give in to his needs so that he can settle down. Like when we would like to feed him meals which sometimes he refuses because he wants to watch t.v., we would use “reward” system like telling him that we’d go to Mcdonalds or Jollibee for his favorite sundae or fries.

Elih, on the other hand is quite hard to make bola at him since he knows that we’re bluffing sometimes but it happened when he got low grades because of too much gadgets, that’s when I gave him the ultimatum. His favorite toy is lego and I told him that i’d let him use the iPAD and will give him a lego toy every quarter if his grades are 85 % above. so far, he’s keeping us to his grades. And I keeping up my own prmise to him which makes me a few hundreds poorer. In my studies right now, yes they are times that I tend to procrastinate and it can be difficult sometimes to juggle work, mommy duties, and studying but I always say to myself that if I accomplish all these three, then everything will just go hand in hand and there’s more growth on my end, I continuously learn from my studies and experiences as a mom.

The reward that I would get from for example finishing my readings/assignment would be another quality time with my family or advance reading time for another subject. With my job, I just have to be meticulous with work because one error can make a huge difference and would grant me a memo.

Having a disciplined behavior corresponds to a flourishing rewards of many qaulity time for me since my hards are full practically everyday from office, here in my house, and online studies. So when I get the time, I make it a point to finish something.



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