Behavioral Personality Theory

By: Amber Perry

Famous People

  • B.F. Skinner
  • Albert Bandura


Behaviorism is a theoretical orientation based on the premise that scientific psychology should study only observable behavior. Behaviorism is also the theory that human and animal behavior can be explained in terms of conditioning, without appeal to thoughts or feelings, and that psychological disorders are best treated by altering behavior patterns.

Social Learning

Social learning theory posits that learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context and can occur purely through observation or direct instruction, even in the absence of motor reproduction or direct reinforcement. The social learning theory proposed by Alberta Bandura has become perhaps the most influential theory of learning and development.