Operant conditioning

Operant conditioning - o Operant conditioning B.F Skinner A...

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o Operant conditioning – B.F Skinner A type of learning in which behavior changes as a function of what follows the behavior; dependent upon reinforcement Principle of reinforcement Positive reinforcement – increases the likelihood of repeated behavior b/c of the presentation of a pleasant event Negative reinforcement – also increases the likelihood of repeated behavior b/c of the removal of an aversive stimulus Punishment – decreased tendency to repeat behavior b/c of the presentation of an aversive stimulus Explaining psychopathology Aggressive behavior of conduct disorder which emerges in childhood adolescence characterized by rule breaking. A kid is aggressive and takes a toy away then getting the toy is positive reinforcement so they think this aggressive behavior gets me what I want. Tantrums - if this behavior leads to what they want then this will lead to more tantrum episodes Implications for treatment o Alter consequences of problem
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