13. introoperant

13. introoperant - Influential Thinkers in the development...

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Influential Thinkers in the development of operant learning Edward Thorndike—his work led to the development of the Law of Effect
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Influential Thinkers in the development of operant learning One of the fathers of Operant learning – B.F. Skinner
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Operant learning and social learning paradigms Operant learning is characterized or defined by The Law of Effect The probability of an act’s occurrence at time 2 is affected by the consequences of the act at time 1 There are 2 types of consequences Reinforcements—consequences that increase the probability of the act Punishments—consequences that decrease the probability of the act
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Operant Learning Importantly you cannot say before the act, whether or not something is or is not a reinforcement (although you may have a relatively good idea) You only know by the consequences This is important to the operant model, since ONLY behavior is considered
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Operant Learning Reinforcements and Punishments can be positive or negative Positive (+) means added to the situation Negative (-) means taken away or subtracted from the situation
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