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Unformatted text preview: more likely to repeat whatever it was, do receive the reward again. At the same time, if the result is something discomforting, they are much less likely to redo whatever it was. 2. Sir Lancelot, the Drake Duck was taught to read using reinforcement and color recognition. Firstly, a colored card would be presented to him, and he would only receive recognition when he did what the word on the card said to do. Over time, this was repeated with the same words, but less color on the card. Eventually, the experimenters showed the duck the card with no color on it, and reinforced him when he did the action correctly! This teaching process was very similar to that used in training Sniffy to push the bar. He was taught to do the appropriate action through shaping. When he did it right, he was rewarded with food. This process is classified as operant conditioning. If he performed wrong, he wouldnt get food....
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- Spring '07