Lecture21 - Operant Conditioning

Created the operant chamber or skinner box allows the

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Created the ‘operant chamber’ or Skinner box Allows the experimenter to control a number of environmental stimuli and allows him to  deliver rewards or punishment Skinner Box Food pellet from pushing the lever – reward Can deliver negative consequence – electric shock Lights and speakers as stimuli (red/blue)
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E.g. only when red lights are on, food is released and look at how it affects learning Measuring behaviour In terms of rate of responding – number of responses within some period of time Three-term contingency Preceding event, which usually involves the presentation of a discriminative stimulus The behavioural response to the discriminative stimulus The following event, which represents the consequence of our behaviour E.g. dog gets up on couch Dad is discriminative stimulus Dog goes on couch – but led to negative effect Presence/absence of dad made dog to modify behaviour E.g. trained killer whales at Sea World Learned through operant conditioning
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