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 Indiana1948 Skinner began his research with pigeons.1949 Elected president of the Midwestern…

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…

Facebook Relationships vs. Real life Relationships

Interaction on Facebook is a recent phenomenon which is completely unparalleled by any other form of social relationship. According to a study done of students at Michigan State, “70% of students reported they spend 30 minutes on Facebook per day” (Lampe, Steinfeld, Ellison, 167) . A Facebook relationship takes place in a fashion where the…

Argument Between Legal versus Moral

The argument between legal versus moral has been, and is currently, an ongoing discussion differentiating the two. Legal is something that has been appointed, established, or authorized by the law that has consequences if violated. All citizens of society must obey these laws, even if they don’t necessarily value them. Morality is concerned with the…

Genie the Wild Child Analysis & Behavior

Developmental Issues Genie is socially, cognitively and physically developmentally delayed.  Due to her severe isolation she has never learned to vocalize. Although she can visualize it is as if she has no sight due to the severe confinement she experienced. She displays physical oddities including walking like a bunny and spitting, due to her incapability…

Music Learning Theory: Edwin E. Gordon Analysis

As modern society advances in technology, science and philosophy; many new theories and methods of music education evolve. Learning music theory is a method of music education which is developed by Edwin E. Gordon who is a well-known researcher, teacher, author, editor and lecturer (GIML). Music Learning Theory is a process by which Gordon explains…

Plato & the Meno: Recollection

What is the essential difference between belief, knowledge or true understanding?  How can it be defined, what are its origins, and how is it attained?  These questions are addressed in the subject of epistemology, the theory of knowledge.  Much of the framework for developments in epistemology comes from the classical Greek thinkers, primarily Plato.  Plato…

The Human Soul: Thomas Aquinas

In Aristotle’s previous extract, he explained the notion of the soul as a separate entity distinct from the body. This troubled Christian philosophers-theologians for they wanted to re-unite Aristotle’s philosophy with the doctrines of the church. In the “Summa Theologiae” one can see that there are pieces of Aristotelian philosophy like the description of the…