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Check Point: Skinner 1 Running head: CHECK POINT: SKINNER ARTICLE Check Point: Skinner Article You’re Name Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Check Point: Skinner Article In 1948 an American psychologist by the name of B. F. Skinner conducted an experiment with a pigeon. As part of the experiment he placed the pigeon in a cage that contained only a food hopper. There was nothing the bird could do directly to get food; at random intervals Skinner dropped a few grains of food into the hopper. Right before every feeding, the pigeon getting the food. It was pure coincidence that the food appeared when the food appeared. The learn superstitions in the same way. Punishment is another part of Skinner’s experiments; punishment suppresses behavior. It does not teach more desirable behavior. If punishment or the threat of punishment is removed then negative behavior is likely to recur. Punishment rarely works when long term changes in behavior are sought. B. F. Skinner performed another experiment that would speed up the process of operant
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2010 for the course BEH 225 beh225 taught by Professor Unknow during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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