Stimulus – Response Theory

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					 If you pick up a starving dog
  and make him prosperous,
      he will not bite you.
That is the principle difference
  between a dog and a man.
                 Mark Twain
Stimulus – Response Theory
   Stimulus-Response Theory
• Most basic and fundamental
  human behavior theory
• Extreme example – Pavlov’s dog
• Conditioning based on
  rewards/punishments
• Conditioning is predictive.
• NO cognition/thought
    To what extent does
  “conditioning” affect our
interpersonal relationships ?