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Skinners theory of operant conditioning...


Unlike classical conditioning, which is learning through association, operant conditioning
involves learning through consequence.

B. F. Skinner (1874-1949) developed the theory of
operant conditioning and recorded the behaviour of
animals in response to different consequences. The
Skinner box, which he designed, contained a lever for…

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lever it is given an electric shock; it ceases lever pressing at that time to make sure that it
does not have another shock.

Types of reinfocer...
It is important to identify a reinforcer that will encourage the behaviour in question to be
learnt.

There are two types:
Primary reinforcers…

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