Environmental-Learning

Framework

Role of nature

Plays a secondary role: provides merely the foundation for development; the ‘clay.’

Role of nurture

Plays the primary role: reward and punishment from the environment.

Cause of development

Development is a matter of learning, in the specific sense of shaping,conditioning, or training behavior.

Continuous?

The changes are gradual and continuous. There are no qualitative differences between child and adult.

Individual differences

The result of different experiences and training.

("Give me a dozen healthy infants...")

Names

John Watson (1878-1958)

B. F. Skinner (1904-

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