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Unformatted text preview: Do you ever wish that your child would have better behavior? B.F. Skinner developed several psychological theories using operant conditioning, reinforcement, punishment, and superstitious behavior. Operant conditioning is a voluntary behavior that has been modified using punishment or reinforcement. When using reinforcement or punishment, behavior can reoccur or stop depending on the consequences. Skinner designed a box also known as a skinner box. Skinner took a rat and put it in the box. The box was specifically designed with a feeding chamber. When the rat hit the bar that activated the feeding chamber, it would release a food pallet. The rat than realizes that the operant behavior of pressing the bar comes with the reinforcement of the food. As soon as the rat figured this out, the rat continued to hit the bar causing the food pallets to stack in front of the...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09