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Ch 6 Operant Conditioning

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Ch 6 Operant Conditioning Introduction
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Topics A little history Operant Conditioning Behavior Consequences Antecedents Contingencies Positive and Negative Reinforcement and Punishment Positive Reinforcement Immediate vs delayed Primary and secondary reinforcers Intrinsic and extrinsic reinforcement Natural vs contrived reinforcers
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3 Operant & Classical Conditioning Classical conditioning forms  associations between  stimuli (CS and US).  Operant conditioning, on the  other hand, forms an  association between  behaviors and the  resulting events. operates on environment instrumental in producing a  consequence
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4 Skinner’s Experiments Skinner’s experiments extend Thorndike’s  (1890s)  thinking, especially his  law of effect.  This law    states  that rewarded behavior is likely to occur again, new  focus on  consequences . Y a l e U n i v e r s i t y L i b r a r y
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5 Operant Chamber Using Thorndike's law of effect as a starting point,  Skinner developed the Operant chamber, or the  Skinner box, to study operant conditioning.
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6 Operant Chamber The  operant chamber ,  or  Skinner box , a well  controlled environment,  comes with a bar or key 
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