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B.F. Skinner: Operant Conditioning, Skinner Box, Baby Tender

Background Information 1904 Born March 20th. 1930 Initiated research in reflexes. 1930-31 Received Harvard Fellowship. 1936 Married Yvonne Blue. 1938 The Behavior of Organisms was published. 1942 Awarded the Warren Medal by the Society of Experimental Psychologists. 1945 Skinner took over the Psychology Department at the University of Indiana 1948 Skinner began his research with…

W.E.B Du Bois: Theories of Social Change

Biography Full name: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois Born February 23, 1868 Parents were of a mixed African, French, and Dutch parentage Lived in Massachusetts Racially profiled in high school 1885-1888: went to Frisk University in Nashville 1895: PHD from Harvard (First African- American) 1909: Help found the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured…

Dorothy Smith: History & Feminist theory

Born on July 6, 1926 in Northallerton Yorkshire England to Tom and Dorothy Place and her three brothers. The History Dorothy Edith Smith is a Canadian sociologist with research interest in sociology and many other disciplines including women’s studies, psychology and educational studies as well as sub-fields of sociology including feminist theory, family studies and…

Electricity: Coulomb’s Law, Force, Energy, Potential

Intrinsic property of particles that comprise matter Point charge: charged particle with negligible size Mass and charge are independent from each other Positive Charge (q+) and Negative Charge (q-) Coulomb’s Law Magnitude of electric force between two charged spheres is proportional to the absolute amount of charge on each sphere, and is proportional 1/r2 where…