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Unformatted text preview: SKINNER Powerful learning contingency If you re reinforced every time ( continuous reinforcement ) you do a behavior but the reinforces are taken away, it ll begin to extinguish quickly . If you train a behavior originally through partial reinforcement (not every time they do it) the organism will learn the behavior (longer to learn) once you remove the reinforcer, it will take a lot longer to extinguish (you re used to not being reinforced) - Skinner: I don t need to know what is going on between your ears (inside your head - just distraction, no causal relevance) - Predict behavior just through external consequences- ABC s of behavior- Need to look at each individual behavior and each individual operant, reinforce everything. - Time consuming Chomsky : People born equipped with capacity to learn universal grammar. Makes no sense to assume that every single word and construction has to be explicably reinforced. One has readiness to learn language and put speech together in a manner that is meaningful New Stage BANDURA Learning without reinforcement...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH V89.-0030- taught by Professor Susan during the Fall '09 term at NYU.
- Fall '09