QuestionsCategory: Learning and TeachingPoint out the disadvantages of the behaviorist theory of learning.
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The disadvantages of behaviorism theory of learning are as follows:  
  1. Lack of Explanation: The theory does not fully explain the reason behind people  feeling frightened of inexperienced things.
  2. Absence of Genetic Factors: The theory fails to take the innate and genetic factors into account.
  3. Lack of Cognitive Abilities: The behaviorist theory does not focus much on cognitive abilities.
  4. Controversial: Many researchers find the theory to be a bit controversial since it is based on animal research.
  5. Mechanistic: The instructional process of the behaviorist approach to learning is considered to be a bit mechanistic.
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