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Here is the question:– Compare mechanistic and reciprocal interactionism. Give an example of reciprocal interactionism (influences among a person, a situation, and a behavior). Provide an example of mechanistic interactionism (a trait, a situation, and the relationship between a situation and trait). Do you support one view over the other? Why?
My answer:Correct me if I am wrong Sanjat, but didn’t Skinner hold these same ideals? Skinner argued that it’s useless to speculate on private, unobservable cognitive process as asserted by Freud. Instead, Skinner deduced that behavior is determined by environmental stimuli.
Interactionism, in general, is the concept that situations and personalities interact to determine the behavior. Reciprocal Interactionism, simply stated, is a relationship amid people and situations; the interaction of a person’s traits and behaviors with the environment to produce a particular outcome. Whereas Mechanistic Interactionism is how the situation affects behavior.
Reciprocal Interactionism: Aggressive behavior prompts angry interaction and friendly behavior prompts warm interaction. A more in-depth example may be if a child sees another child helping someone in need, this may encourage a future behavior or mannerism, of the observing child to help someone they see in need of help.
Mechanistic Interactionism may be correlated with a compulsive behavior. Someone who feels really passionate about the environment may feel compelled to either pick up trash left by an individual who has littered, or feel compelled to confront the individual about littering, which may result in an aggressive communication depending on the traits of each individual.
I would say that I support both: each offers behaviors that are beneficial; one can teach empathy by encouraging positives behaviors (reciprocal), while the other can teach control.

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    Question: compare mechanistic and recipricol interactionism.Give an example of each. Do I support one over the other?
    Answer:Interactionism, in general, is the concept that personalities interact to determine personalities.Recipricol interactionism, simply stated is, is a relationship amid people and situations;the interactions of individual traits and behaviors with the environment to produce a particular outcome. Whereas Mechanistic interactionism is how the situation affects the behavior.
    Reciprocal interactionism: aggressive behavior prompts angry interaction. A more in-depth example may be if a child sees another child helping someone in need, this may encourage a future behavior or mannerism, of the observing child, to help someone they see in need of help.Mechanistic interactionism may be correlated with a compulsive behavior. Someone who feels very passionate about the environment may feel compelled to either pick up trash left by an individual who has littered, or feel compelled to confront the individual about littering, which may result in an aggressive communication ;depending on the traits of each individual.
    I would say that I support both. Each offers behaviors that are beneficial;one can teach empathy by encouraging positive behaviors(recipricol), and the other can teach control.

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    I'm glad that you figured out how to post your answer here. :-)

    It sounds like a reasonable answer. However, I suggest you proofread it for minor errors before you turn it i.

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    I will. Thank you. Were the answers correct? The concept was a challenge for me.

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    You're welcome.

    Yes, I believe your answers are correct. This is a challenging assignment.

    But think about the basic meanings of "mechanistic" and "reciprocal." Your answers fit these definitions.

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