Folks, there is always going to be some psychology that people tackle you with. We have come to terms with that. We only mind if the psychology is something we can like, a Dr. Seuss you know, or if it is not something really pretty.
I’m Jemma. I think the brain is like some good biogear in the head, and it is part psychological, so this is why everybody is psychological a bit. I mean, I’m quite psychological at times.
Alice has prepared a Wiki on Mr. Skinner, a behaviorist guy. He was no doctor Seuss: →BURRHUS FREDERIC SKINNER.
A behaviorist would blow a trumpet and knock you on the knee with a hammer to get you jerk, like in this picture here.
He or she would keep on knocking, till they’d get you kicking with the trumpet only. This is what they call learning.
The hammer would be the unconditioned stimulus and the trumpet would be the conditioned thing, but what common sense could you have, to try to show any such thing about any particular kid?
Mr. Skinner said that free will was an illusion, but to believe that, you’d need to be grateful to king George III for the War of Independence, and thank British troops for the Anthem.
By the way, see our →CHARTERS OF FREEDOM.
We are staying with the PSYCHOLINGUISTIC→ matter. It’s much like →DOCTOR SEUSS. Psycholinguists came forward in the 1960s, to counter behaviorism. The two remain much opposed, behaviorism and psycholinguistics.
The word comes from psychology and linguistics. Psychology is about the mind. Linguistics is about language. Psycholinguistics is like to say there is not much language without a mind, and the other way round, there is no mind really without language.
Here’s some doctor Seuss. Enjoy.