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Unformatted text preview: time that I would go out and have a cocktail (unconditioned stimulus). Now, I chew on a licorice stick when I have a cocktail to avoid the craving (conditioned response). Operant conditioning is a learned behavior in order to avoid punishment or to gain a reward. In my life the operant conditioning that we use is for my two year old son. If he uses the restroom like a big boy then we give him a Smarty candy. The reinforcer is the candy that my son receives. So far we dont give out a lot of candy but we are hopeful....
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- Spring '10