B.F. Skinner article - Hello this Vincent VanderGeld and I...

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Hello this Vincent VanderGeld and I am an editor for the Grand Rapids Press I writing this article on B. F. Skinner and his research, and how his contributions affected the psychology field. B. F. Skinner’s research and contributions have played an essential role in the advancement of psychology. Skinner’s belief that behavior could be modified by environment and the modified behavior was controlled by the effects of this change was soon termed operant behavior. Skinner’s theory makes sense when one considers an early Skinner experiment which involved rats pressing a bar. Skinner’s research suggested that the rat pressing the bar was not dependant on any prior stimulus, but in fact because of the response created by its pressing the Skinner’s research taught us that through use of reinforcement, either positive or negative, behavior can be altered and a newly desired behavior easily adapted. Furthermore, Skinner’s teaching of punishment as a means of behavioral alteration is seemingly a common
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course BEH225 beh225 taught by Professor Krisitihendrixs during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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