Operant Conditioning

Operant Conditioning - B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) Elaborated...

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Operant Conditioning A type of basic learning that happens without reflexes. E. Thorndike (1874-1949) Law of Effect Thorndike’s principle that behaviors followed by favorable consequences become more likely, and behaviors followed by unfavorable consequences become less likely
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Unformatted text preview: B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) Elaborated on Thorndike’s Law of Effect Developed behavioral technology Operant Chamber Skinner Box: Chamber with a bar or key that an animal manipulates to obtain a food or water reinforcer. Contains devices to record responses....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSY 0010 taught by Professor Joshuafetterman during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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