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Module 22 notes Associative learning- learning that certain events (a response and its consequences in operant conditioning) occur together. Operant conditioning- a type of learning in which behavior is strengthened if followed by a reinforcer or diminished if followed by a punishment Respondent behavior- behavior that occurs as an automatic response to some stimulus; Skinner’s term for behavior learned through classical conditioning Operant behavior- behavior that operates on the environment, producing consequences Law of effect- Thorndike’s principle that behaviors followed by favorable consequences become more likely, and that behaviors followed by unfavorable consequences become less likely Operant chamber- a chamber also known as a Skinner box , containing a bar or key that an animal can manipulate to obtain a food or water reinforcer, with attached devices to record the animal’s rate of bar pressing or key pecking. Used in operant conditioning research. Learning- a relatively permanent change in an organism’s behavior due to experience.
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