Behavioral Approach

The behavioral approach emphasizes the scientific study of observable behavioral responses and their environmental determinants. In other words its the study of the connection between our minds and behavioral.

Contemporary behaviorists still emphasize the importance of observing behavior to understand an individual; however, not every behaviorist today accepts the earlier behaviorists rejection of thought processes, which are often called cognition.

This comic explains how behaviorism is an influential approach in psychology and how all human behavior can be explained by learning. Learning from stimuli, responses and reinforces. Stimuli presents excitement, response is the reactions to stimuli that are desirable or undesirable, and reinforces is something that increases the rate of response.

Reinforcement and punishment examples:

The researchers and scientists who study behavioral psychology are trying to understand why we behave the way we do and they are concerned with discovering patterns in our actions and behaviors. The hope is that if we can use behavioral psychology to help us predict how humans will behave, we can build better habits as individuals, create better products as companies, and develop better living spaces as communities. Also, how rewards and punishments determine our behavior.

One of behaviorism strengths are modification procedures have many advantages over other therapies. Also the approach has had great success working with specific population of people. However, not everything can be studied with this approach.