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 ?
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