Behavioral Psychology

These answers should be 2-3 pages each. You must integrate the material presented in the text and cite your work according to APA format.

  1. Pavlov, Watson and Skinner are the three main theorists in Behavior Psychology. Choose a minor psychologist in the behavioral school and discuss his/her theory. What do you see as a reason for this theorist not to be as well-known as the first three?
  2. Compare the history of Mesmerism/Hypnosis and Psychoanalysis. Which one do you see as more important in your personal applied theory? If you were in Freud’s original group, would you have stayed or left like so many others? Explain why.
  3. Discuss the difference between Psychology and Psychiatry. How are these two discipline different and how are they similar? With today’s society, do you think these two should merge or stay separate? Do you think psychologists should be able to prescribe psychotropic meds? Explain your reasoning.
  4. Psychology relies on research to respond to past behavior and predict future behavior. Stanley Milgram was infamous for his research. Explain the history of why he chose his research, the outcome of the research and what his research caused APA to change in its procedures.

Goodwin, C. J. (2015). A history of modern psychology. (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ John Wiley and sons. 978-1-118-83375-9

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