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Reading 7-Article 2-Set 7

Reading 7-Article 2-Set 7 - disruptive behaviors in...

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Emily Moonan How to Teach Animals 1. What are steps posed by Skinner to begin teaching an animal? Step one is to choose the animal you wish to train. It can be any animal. Then, fin something that the animal you have chosen wants which can be used as a reward or reinforcement. Having this will allow you to maintain control over the animal you are trying to train. Begin training the animal by associating food with the reward you have chosen. Once the animal successfully understands the association you are ready to move to the next step. At this point you can begin training the animal using the reinforcer. 2. What must you do if the animal exhibits begging behaviors during the conditioning phase and why must you do it? You must stop the behavior. This is because it will interfere with the other parts of the experiment if you give into the animal or allow the behavior to continue. 3. How does the learning model discussed by Skinner relate to the reinforcement of
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Unformatted text preview: disruptive behaviors in children? Disruptive behavior on children is related to the learning model Skinner discussed because Skinner discussed how when an action receives reinforcement then the animal will most likely continue the action. So, when a child is disruptive and they receive a reinforcement from their parent then it is likely that that action is therefore strengthened because of it. 4. Skinner teaches us how to reinforce desired behaviors. Do we ever reinforce undesired behaviors? What are some examples, and how do we reinforce them? Yes, we do reinforce undesired behaviors. Like the article explains, when a child is disruptive the parent reacts which is a reinforcement. By reacting, the parents are in a way rewards the child’s behavior, because they are paying attention to the child and telling them to stop with makes the child realize that when they do that action they receive attention so they continue to do it....
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