How I Stopped My Husband from Drinking

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Name: RITAH NAMANDA KABOYO Instructor: Dr. JEREMIAH M. FARIES Course: PSYCHOLOGY 1101 Date: 5-Nov-2013 Topic: How I stopped my husband from drinking Theories applied to stop the drinking A. Learning and Conditioning I. Classical conditioning II. Instrumental Conditioning B. Motivation I. Incentive motivation II. Psychological needs C. Self Control I. Cognitive skills II. Conclusion: Learning and conditioning are one of the best ways to change some one’s behavior and addition to motivation and self control Life goals set our sails and give us a push, People who reach many or most of their life goals are usually calmer, happier, healthier and less stressed or emotional. Introduction: Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of experience. It also includes, Classical conditioning that is a learning process in which a previously neutral stimulus becomes associated with another stimulus through repeated pairing with that stimulus. On there hand, Instrumental Conditioning is a method of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for behavior. Through (operant) instrumental conditioning, an association is made between a behavior and a consequence for that behavior. For example, Skinnerian conditioning as a behaviorist, Skinner believed that internal thoughts and motivations could not be used to explain behavior. Instead, he suggested, we should look only at the external, observable causes of human behavior. Skinner used the term operant to refer to any "active behavior that operates upon the environment to generate consequences" (1953). Motivation is a condition that energizes behavior and gives it direction. It is experienced subjectively as a conscious desire For example, the
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