Psyc 103 Lecture 11

Psyc 103 Lecture 11 - Operant ABCs Antecedent: event that...

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Operant ABCs Antecedent: event that precedes behavior; little girl alone in room Behavior: any identifiable behavior; waking up crying Consequence: effect that follows a behavior; little girl sleeps w/ parents Operant Definitions Discriminative Stimulus (antecedent): event that precedes a response Response (behavior): any identifiable behavior Outcome (consequence): effect that follows a response 3 term contingency: if this happens then that happens, if that happens then this other thing will happen SD: R-->O Reinforcement: any event that increases the probability that a particular response will occur (could be positive or negative) Three-Term Contingency according to Skinner, there are 3 parts to the conditioning contingency: 1. the context in which the response occurs 2. the response 3. the reinforcer Law of Effect Video responses that are followed by pleasant or satisfying stimuli will be strengthened and will occur more often in the future behaviors that are reinforced are more likely to occur in the future; behavi-
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSYC 103 taught by Professor Pearlberg during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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Psyc 103 Lecture 11 - Operant ABCs Antecedent: event that...

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