Aaron is an 11-year-old boy in a family of five living in a working-class neighborhood. His father and mother are married but experiencing financial stress as they both work minimum-wage jobs to support Judd (age 13), Aaron, and Twila (age 8). Recently, their stress has increased as Aaron’s principal has sent messages that both his scholastic achievement and his classroom behavior have fallen short of expectations. When asked, Aaron says that he knows he is doing his best in school and that his behavior is no worse than Judd’s was at age 11, though he admits he is often in a hurry to get home and check his social media accounts.
In a two-page essay, examine how Skinner, Bandura, and Beck would each address Aaron’s case.