Behaviorism (or behaviourism) is a systematic approach to understanding the behavior of humans and other animals it assumes that all behaviors are either reflexes produced by a response to certain stimuli in the environment, or a consequence of that individual's history, including especially reinforcement and punishment, together with the individual's current motivational state and controlling stimuli. Learning is therefore defined as a change in behavior in the learner lots of (early) behaviorist work was done with animals (eg pavlov’s dogs) and generalized to humans  behaviorism precedes the cognitivist worldview.
Introduction to learning theory and behavioral psychology learning can be defined as the process leading to relatively permanent behavioral change or potential behavioral change.
Behaviorist teaching methods have proven most successful in areas where there is a “correct” response or easily memorized material for example, while behaviorist methods have proven to be successful in teaching structured material such as facts and formulae, scientific concepts, and foreign language vocabulary, their efficacy in teaching comprehension, composition, and analytical abilities is questionable.
Behaviorists assess the degree of learning using methods that measure observable behavior such as exam performance behaviorist teaching methods have proven most successful in areas where there is a “correct” response or easily memorized material.
Behaviorism is a learning theory that only focuses on objectively observable behaviors and discounts any independent activities of the mind behavior theorists define learning as nothing more than the acquisition of new behavior based on environmental conditions. Behaviorist learning theory behaviorism is an approach to psychology based on the proposition that behavior can be researched scientifically without recourse to inner mental states it is a form of materialism, denying any independent significance for mind. Behaviorism, also known as behavioral psychology, is a theory of learning based on the idea that all behaviors are acquired through conditioning conditioning occurs through interaction with the environment. Introduction to learning theory and behavioral psychology learning can be defined as the process leading to relatively permanent behavioral change or potential behavioral change in other words, as we learn, we alter the way we perceive our environment, the way we interpret the incoming stimuli, and therefore the way we interact, or behave.
Innateness theory is opposed to behaviorist theory which claims that language is a set of habits that can be acquired by means of conditioning according to some, the behaviorist account is a process which would be too slow to explain a phenomenon as complicated as language learning. Social learning theory posits that people learn from one another, via observation, imitation, and modeling the theory has often been called a bridge between behaviorist and cognitive learning theories because it encompasses attention, memory, and motivation.