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Unformatted text preview: success. We urge them to create a list of steps that they will take to reach their desired goal. As each student accomplishes one step at a time, they are gradually developing a behavior (or attitude) that will enable them to reach that goal of success. This list of steps works as the shaping device; the only difference is that it does not need a scientist controlling it from the outside. As a student accomplishes each successive goal, they develop new attitudes that will enable them reach the top of list which is the success that the student was yearning for. Comparing this method and the Skinner box, success in each step is like rewarding the rat with food as its behavior approaches what the scientist desires. This is what lead to the development of the action potential team; we promote success by means of the method of successive approximations....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course EAP N/A taught by Professor Professorsizcek during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
- Fall '10