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Unformatted text preview: Operant Conditioning-Change, influence behavior through reward and/or punishment-Reward works better than punishment-Behavior change – token economy o Select target behaviors, make reinforcement contingent on desired responses o Fine in mental health wards, prisons, kindergartens o But to control broad aspects of human behavior? Learned approaches: Basic Assumptions-Nearly all behavior is learned-Objectivity and rigor in testing clear hypotheses is crucial-If “internal” variables cannot be considered, leaves only external-environmental ones-Change the environment and you change the behavior-Change society/culture and you change people?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course PSY 257 taught by Professor Kwan during the Spring '09 term at Princeton.
- Spring '09
- Classical Conditioning