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    has developed, so has our understanding of how organisms learn and how we can apply that to our lives. One method of teaching is operant conditioning, giving either rewards or punishments after a certain behavior to promote or discourage it. This method could be used to teach children; for example, teaching children to say please when asking for items. Operant conditioning relies on consequences to behaviors, and one of the consequences is reinforcement. Reinforcement has two options: positive and

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    modification program based on the principles of operant conditioning which will get him started towards his goal. Explaine how you will measure your roommates progress and what schedules of reinforcement will be included in your program. Operant conditioning is one’s attempt to modify behaviors which are generally voluntary in nature and can be maintained by consequences/responses as opposed to classic conditioning that can deal with the conditioning of the automatic/reflexive behavior which are not

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    program based on the principles of operant conditioning, which will get him started towards his goal. Explain how you will measure, your roommate progress and what schedules of reinforcement will be included in your program. Operant conditioning is one’s attempt to modify behaviors, which are generally voluntary in nature and can be maintained. Because the known consequences/responses as opposed to classic conditioning is a way that one can deal with the conditioning of the automatic/reflexive behavior

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    Operant Learning Model Operant conditioning is best described as the process that attempts to modify behavior through the use of positive and negative reinforcement. During this process the subject you are working with either animal or human learns to perform a specific task, through the use of positive or negative reinforcement (Chance, 2014). This model is best suited for teaching Ben the appropriate behavior as it relates to stealing. Operant conditioning will be used to teach Ben not to steal;

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    Introduction Operant conditioning is described as the way of learning in which the future likelihood of a particular behavior is affected by it consequences. Interested in animal intelligence, the first experimental studies of operant conditioning were attempted by Edwin L. Thorndike in the 1890s (Powell, Honey, & Symbaluk, 2013). Of the many experiments Thorndike conducted with animals, the most famous experiment involved cats (Powell, Honey, & Symbaluk, 2013). Thorndike placed cats in an enclosed

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    Operant conditioning (sometimes referred to as instrumental conditioning) is a method of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for behavior. Through operant conditioning, an association is made between a behavior and a consequence for that behavior. For example, when a lab rat presses a blue button, he receives a food pellet as a reward, but when he presses the red button he receives a mild electric shock. As a result, he learns to press the blue button but avoid the red button. The

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    Operant conditioning is one kind of learning process demonstrated by B.F. Skinner that changes the behavior through the use of reinforcement and punishment. A behavior can change as a result of the individual response to stimuli that occur in the environment. According to Staddon and Cerutti (2003), operant behavior described by Skinner as a behavior that “controlled by its consequences is in practice little different from what had previously been termed instrumental learning and what most people

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    Operant conditioning has its weaknesses as it only focuses on visible reasons why a human would behave such. Skinner recommendation was only to focus on visible possibilities without studying the inside behaviour of one. Operant explanation of being such is, his belief that inner thinking and persuasion cannot be used to rationalise actions. I would disagree on this as, I personally belief that, how we think is how we act. Motivation and thoughts one has, would definitely affect ones behaviour be

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    Principle The psychology principle I want to elaborate is operant conditioning, also referred to as instrumental conditioning. Operant conditioning is defined as learned voluntary behavior that is increased by reinforcement or decreased by punishment. This behavior itself is known as operant behavior. Following the behavior there will be a reinforcer, which increases the reoccurrence of desired behavior. Alternatively, the behavior may result in a punisher, which decreases the reoccurrence of undesired

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    Operant Conditioning: Procrastination The principals of operant conditioning, teaches how having certain coping techniques can reward certain undesirable behaviors. Conditioning human behavior has been studied for many years, Psychologists Edward Thorndike and B.F. Skinner, have dedicated majority of their lives to the study. Thorndike’s theory Law of effect. Thorndike suggest that certain stimuli and response become connected or dissociated from each other. His experiment worked by placing a cat

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