Comparing And Contrasting Biological And Behaviorist Theories
Compare and contrast biological and behaviorist theories by explaining the strengths and limitations of each theory.
Apply the behaviorist theory in explaining the differences in the siblings Jane and John.
Apply the biological theory in explaining the differences in the siblings Jane and John.
Explain which approach is most effective for understanding the differences between Jane and John, and defend your reasoning.
Consider these descriptions of Jane and John. Keep in mind they are fraternal twins. Although their age is not given, from their activities they are teens in high school.
Jane is very outgoing. She enjoys large gatherings of friends, participates in many extracurricular activities in school, and is a cheerleader and captain of her volleyball team. She loves to travel, meet new people, and experience different cultures.
John is a quiet and studious young man. He loves to read and to listen to classical music. He has a small, intimate circle of friends who share the same interests. He is captain of his school’s chess team, and his idea of the perfect sporting event is a chess competition. He is not interested in travel—unless he is going to a chess competition.