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Mallory Heitmeyer Elementary Psychology 11 November 2007 Operant conditioning is a type of learning in which behavior is strengthened if followed by reinforcement or diminished if followed by punishment. First, I will tell about an operant conditioning scenario where my sister performed a behavior and I attempt to eliminate that behavior with negative reinforcement. Secondly, I will tell how a television commercial utilizes classical conditioning. Throughout high school my sister had many behaviors that really annoyed me. One of her more annoying and most regularly occurring behaviors was when she would borrow my clothes without asking; she did this at least 5 times a week. This really bothered me because she would take my clothes without even asking me, and I felt that she has no respect for me or my things. Finally I got tired of her taking my clothes without asking so I decided to think of a way to punish her, hopefully something that would make her stop, or at least make her think twice before the next time she takes my clothes. I decided that if she took a piece of my clothing without asking my permission first, I would take my car keys away from her, since she
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Robinson during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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