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November 7, 2007 BF Skinner suggests: 1) As animal operate on their environments, some ways of operating are reinforced by the  environment.  2) Reinforced behaviors tend to be repeated. (and punished behaviors tend to not be  repeated). 3) Therefore, environments selects (controls) behaviors.  Operant Conditioning  Positive Negative Reinforcement Add a consequence that increases  a behavior (Skinner liked this one) Remove something aversive so as to  reinforce a behavior  Punishment Add something aversive that  decreases a behavior (eg. Getting  punched)   Remove something that would have  been reinforcing  Different schedules of reinforcement and punishment produce different effects.  1) Reward for every correct response will train fast – but the behavior will also extinguish  fast if reinforcement then stops.   2) Random rewards tend to produce more persistent behavior. 
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2008 for the course PHI 101? taught by Professor Rouintree during the Fall '08 term at Cottey.

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