Behavioral Models of Personality

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Behavioral Models of Personality Critique
Draya Ashlee
Ashford University

Abstract This paper explores my knowledge and opinions on the Behavioral Models of Personality (BMP). This article will show the various theories of BMP present

Behavioral Models of Personality Critique Personality is the combination of characteristics and qualities that mix together to form an individuals very distinctive character. The ability to have an perfectly untainted personality may be unheard of, and for many may sound ridiculous. Different models of personality help us to categorize the different aspects of one’s personality, how a personality problem can be recognized, and how to effectively treat an personality illness. I will critique the behavioral model of personality by looking at the theories present , the major contributors to the field, the different methods of inquiry , along with the strengths and weakness of the model , and how possible future research may be done to further elucidate the role of this model in understanding personality. The behavioral model of personality closely focuses on the “emphasis on studying what is observable challenged psychology and` personality researchers to meet higher empirical standards.” (Magnavita, J.J. 2012). Such observable events that occur inside of the human mind, which are acted outside of the human mind , better known as our actions. It is usually based on inductive thinking, collected data, and a persons relationships, which help us to better understand behavior , also known as behaviorism. There are many different major contributors that have helped to shape the field of behaviorism as a result forming this behavioral model. Three of the contributors in particular had a very positive effect on how we now view behavior , Edward L. Thorndike , Ivan Pavlov,…...

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