Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Brief Thoughts on Behaviorism
I agree we are, in part, a product of our environment, although I tend to lean toward Freudian theory, humanism, and our biology, as what ultimately translates our environment into an impressionable experience. Starting with our cognitive abilities, these are only as good as, or a product of the quality of the machine (the mind.) I still believe, all things equal, we would have a similarly wide variety of people; the brilliant, the lazy, the fearful, and the odd and the eccentric, etc. For those of us who have children, within about a week of birth, a baby's temperament is evident - yet another prevailing condition and basic parameter in place throughout the life span through which experiences are filtered and translated into specific behaviors.