Behavioral approach is based on the concept of explaining one’s behaviors through observation. The idea behind this approach is that the environment is the one that contributes to the different behaviors of individuals. Behaviorists assume that one can understand other people’s behaviors through observing. It can be observed in terms of responses to particular stimuli. The behavioral approach contrasts with the cognitive or social approach. The cognitive approach focuses on the way one can explain the disorders and behaviors through the cognitive processes. It explores the internal mental processes and the way people perceive, memorize, believe and solve problems. Cognitive is psychology that is relative to human behaviors that focuses on the way people ...view middle of the document...
I was coughing at first, but then I felt a sensation that I had felt the first and last time ever, a sensation that I can’t explain, but that sensation felt so good. A sensation I been chasing years later, that I am aware of I will never receive again.
Why do I continue? That is a million dollar question. I don’t know why I continue, I continue because I’m scared to break the habit, I’m scared to go through withdrawal. I have made attempts to quit but failed every time. I also believe I don’t have a good support system in place to help me while I am going through withdrawal. Furthermore cigarettes is very costly, and the money I spend on cigarettes I can use for something else. I attempted to break this habit when I ran very low on funds, when I think about my mother who passed away from cervical cancer and when I think about the long term effects of cigarettes. Smoking cigarettes is an addiction, a very bad addiction, and they also smells very bad, in fact the smell stays in your clothes and car for a long time.
The behavioral theory says that a personality is a result of interaction between a person and their environment (Ajzen, 2005). The behavioral theory is interested in how someone can change habits. By using positive and negative reinforcements changes many behaviors (Ajzen, 2005). When they examine their behavior they can understand through Pavlov and Skinner’s studies the pattern of the behavior (Ajzen, 2005). My environment growing up someone always was smoking or dipping from my dad, to aunts, and uncles. Smoking was always in my environment, so picking up the habit from someone was inevitable. Although I must remember that it was me that changed that behavior I had to make the decision to start or not to start smoking. This is what Pavlov was talking about when my behavior was affected by smoking