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Unformatted text preview: Operant Conditioning Fundamental Principles What is Operant Conditioning? Definition : Procedure: Some stimulus (e.g., food) is made to follow a response (e.g., lever press) Result: The frequency of the response changes. Also known as instrumental conditioning The Beginning of Operant Conditioning Edward Thorndike Discrete-Trials Method Thorndikes Major Idea Law of Effect: A rule for instrumental behavior according to which reinforcement of an instrumental response strengthens the association between the response and the stimulus in the presence of which the response occurred. What is Learned in Operant Conditioning? Thorndikes S-R Interpretation: S (Environmental Cues) R (Lever Press) S* (Food) Stamps In Dr. Operant Conditioning Himself B. F. Skinner Free Operant Method Skinner Box Skinners Way of Thinking # of Hours of Deprivation Rate of Responding (Antecedent Condition) (Observable Behavior) Hunger Developing New Responses Magazine Training Shaping Types of Operant Contingencies...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2010 for the course PSYCH 110 taught by Professor Rauhut during the Spring '10 term at Dickinson.

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