Pete Rose Essay

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PETER EDWARD ROSE – FRAMEWORKS AND SUMMARY PSYC120 Phase 3 IP Pete’s learning theory was constructivism, cognitivist and behavioral. In the constructivist theory, he took note of pitchers, fielding player, ball and strike counts, offensive players on base and inning. Pete would form situations in his mind while he was on deck as to what the pitcher would throw him when and what count to expect it on. His studies of these pitchers gave him his experience and the ability to know their routines. This learning theory also goes along with Pete not being the most skilled player but drew off of the more skilled players around him. His ability to know each fielding player and their previous actions gave Pete this learning of them and how to change his actions towards getting his desired result. Pete knew if a player was a good runner, were they better running to their left or right and their arm strength. He knew where to place the ball in the field for the best base hit. His impressive memory of thousands of hitting and pitching situations allowed him to recall these and know what to expect and how to go about his hitting and running. Cognitivism plays into the constructivism for Pete as his memory was top notch on these baseball field situations. He was constantly organizing plays and storing them for later use. If he would have a negative play, then he remembered why it was a negative play and would change his approach to the new learning in order to post a positive play. Players would study games from years before and quiz Pete on a specific game and pitcher and he would be able to tell them what pitcher, ball and strike count, players on the field and what the result of the play was. Behaviorism was key to Pete early in his career with the “Charlie Hustle” nickname. Pete knew that the fans, his environment

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