Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read Learning theories: Behav

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, please read Learning theories: Behaviorism (Links to an external site.) , Operant Conditioning (Links to an external site.), and Pavlovian Conditioning (Links to an external site.), Behaviorism (Links to an external site.) and view the required videos Classical and Operant Conditioning, (Links to an external site.) 5 Psychology Experiments You Couldn’t Do Today (Links to an external site.), and Zimbardo Stanford Prison Experiment (Links to an external site.).
Include the following components in your initial post:
Compare and contrast the general theories proposed by Pavlov and Skinner.
Examine and describe each researcher’s contribution(s) to psychology theory and practice.
Examine the major theoretical approaches proposed by the authors including any related research methods and/or assessment instruments associated with him or her.
Identify potential ethical considerations posed by each theory.
What could be unethical about either the running of typical classical and operant conditioning experiments or the manipulation of human behavior through rewards and punishments?
Your initial post should be a minimum of 500 words.
Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond substantively to at least three of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies early each week to stimulate more meaningful and interactive discourse in your discussions.
Address the following in your responses:
Were the theories complementary, or did they exist in conflict?
Provide specific examples of disparities between the theories.
What ethical consideration(s) should have been included?
How does your explanation of classical and operant conditioning differ from your peers’ explanations?
Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post. Peer responses may vary in length but should be detailed and thought provoking. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
Pose questions that could encourage facilitation of the discussion. Look for peers whose posts have not yet been responded to and reply to these so that everyone has a chance to reflect and develop their knowledge more fully.

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