Skinner, Erikson and Neo-Piagetian Cognitive Theory: A Case Study Introduction Understanding adult learning requires consideration of various perspectives including learning theory, developmental theory, and cognitive theory. Accordingly, for the purpose of demonstrating how different theoretical perspectives can explain adult learning, the following discussion provides an analysis of the case study Isadora of Brazil in light of the basic tenets of B.F. Skinner’s operant conditioning theory (leaning theory), Erikson’s Psychosocial Development Model (development theory), and neo-Piagetian cognitive theory. Chapter 11 Learning Theory: Operant Conditioning One of the most fundamental of all learning theories is operant conditioning. This...The end:
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