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Chapter Seven Behavioral Learning Theory: Operant Conditioning
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Overview Operant conditioning Educational applications of operant conditioning principles Using computer-assisted instruction in your classroom
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Operant Conditioning Theorist B. F. Skinner Basic assumption Voluntary responses are strengthened or weakened as a result of their consequences Original research Rats in Skinner boxes
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Operant Conditioning Concepts Positive reinforcement Strengthening (increasing) a behavior by presenting a positive stimulus immediately after the behavior has occurred Negative reinforcement Strengthening (increasing) a behavior by removing a negative stimulus immediately after the behavior has occurred
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Operant Conditioning Concepts Presentation punishment (Type I) Weakening (decreasing) a behavior by presenting an aversive stimulus immediately after the behavior has occurred Removal punishment (Type II, time-out) Weakening (decreasing) a behavior by removing a positive stimulus immediately after the behavior has occurred
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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