Parenting Techniques PSYC 2076

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Parenting Techniques: Operant  Conditioning Child Psychology Summer 2011
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What is Operant Conditioning? Behavior is strengthened if  followed by a reinforcer or  diminished if followed by a  punisher Operates on the environment to  produce rewarding or punishing  stimuli
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Shaping Reinforcers guide behavior toward  closer and closer approximations of  the desired behavior Successive approximations must  receive reward Reinforcement of children’s whining Ignore child’s request until they  start whining Whining is then reinforced
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Types of Reinforcers Any event that strengthens/increases  the frequency of a response Positive reinforcement Negative reinforcement Primary  and conditioned reinforcers Immediate and delayed reinforcers
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Positive Reinforcement Increasing behaviors by presenting positive  stimuli After presentation, response is strengthened Examples Food (e.g., cookies) Getting a hug Receiving a toy good behavior
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course PSYC, PSYC 2076, 2060 taught by Professor Briganti,gustan,perlis,namikas,wheeler during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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