In class, we discussed several examples that went against the extreme environmentalist assumptions (think tabula rasa—blank or clean slate) of
behaviorism. One of these examples is the work of Garcia with rats and another was the work of Harlow with monkeys.
Please write a short essay (like in the previous assignment) stating how these Garcia and Harlow’s findings go against the extreme/sole environmental
assumption of behaviorism.
T format your essay, please write a four short paragraphs regarding the following:
Introduce behaviorism and what it said about the role of the environment on behavior. In doing so, please say what behaviorism said about the role of innate
Please discuss how Garcia’s findings regarding food aversion in rats goes against the assumption you just discussed in 1.
Please discuss how Harlow’s findings regarding attachment in monkeys goes against the assumption you discussed in 1.
Please write a conclusion summarizing what you have discussed in the previous paragraphs.