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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Radical behaviorism

BEFORE

1890 William James outlines the theories of behaviorism in The Principles of Psychology.

1890s Ivan Pavlov develops the concept of conditioned stimulus and response.

1924 John B. Watson lays the foundations for the modern behaviorist movement.

1930s Zing-Yang Kuo claims that behavior is continually being modified throughout life, and that even so-called innate behavior is influenced by “experiences” as an embryo.

AFTER

1950s Joseph Wolpe pioneers systematic desensitization as part of behavior therapy.

1960s Albert Bandura’s social learning theory is influenced by radical behaviorism.

Burrhus Frederic Skinner, ...

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