Behaviorism

Dog on a psychologist's couch saying, Another guest post over at Teaching Sex Ed, this time on the educational philosophy of behaviorism as it relates to sexuality and sexuality education.

What is Behaviorism?

Behaviorism is a school of thought and theory of learning that is based on the idea that all behaviors people do are conditioned responses to the environment.  Individuals are conditioned to respond to a particular stimulus in a particular way, and learning is merely the result of a response to the stimuli.  Ivan Pavlov, as well as John Watson and Edward Lee Thorndike, are the main influential figures who contributed to behaviorism.

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