Chomsky Vs. Skinner Test Essay

Posted on November 30, 2018

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All right, guys – here’s the essay portion of your test. This assignment is due on December 7th at 8:20 AM, and will be worth 40 points in the test category. Submit it via TurnItIn.com using the following class numbers; the password is wheeler:

1st Block AP Psych: 19758229

2nd Block AP Psych: 19758254

Please choose the viewpoint that you agree with more – B.F. Skinner’s theory of language acquisition or Noam Chomsky’s theory that we are all inborn with the ability to acquire language. You must then associate Genie’s language acquisition into indicators of intelligence (tests, etc) and justify what types of intelligence was present in Genie. You should write a two to three page double spaced paper justifying and backing up your viewpoint. Please utilize evidence from the episode of Nova on Genie that we viewed in class. You must use terminology from your textbook.

These sheets should help you:

Language Development

HOW DOES SKINNER AND CHOMSKY

If you get information from an outside resource, please cite it using appropriate APA in-text and bibliographical format. Citationmachine.net will be of use here.

This video  may prove helpful; keep in mind that it is slightly pro-Chomsky.

The featured image for this post is actually a product you can buy here, if anyone feels REALLY REALLY strongly about Chomsky’s theory. Really strongly.

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