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Skinner Operant Conditioning Theory-
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can be described as a process that attempts to modify behavior through the use of
Positive and negative reinforcement. Through this, an individual makes an association
Between a particular behavior and a consequence.
Created Operant Conditioning Theory
three types of operants
1. Neutral operates
responses from the environment that neither increase nor decrease the probability of
a behavior being repeated
Responses from the environment that increase the probability of a behavior being
Two types of Reinforcers
positive or negative
Presenting the subject with something that it likes. E.g. Skinner
rewarded his rats with food pellets.
Reward - in the sense of removing or avoiding some adversive
(painful) stimulus. E.g. Skinner's rats learned to press the lever in order to switch off the electric
current in the cage.
Responses from the environment that decrease the likelihood of a behavior being repeated;
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