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Schools of Behaviorism

Methodological Behaviorism

S-O-R Stimulus organism variable response

Occurs in response to stimuli in the physical environment as mediated through presumed internal processes according to an S-O-R model of psychology.

Radical Behaviorism

According to Radical Behaviorism, thinking is the private act of talking to oneself.  Radical behaviorism accounts for “private events” by attributing them to environmental considerations.

Skinner was a radical behaviorist.

S-R-S Model of Psychology

Metallism – encourages clients to examine ones thoughts through introspection to determine the reason for their behaviors and state of mind.

John Watson S-R Early behaviorists




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