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Psychology unit 3 intelligence revision




The role of operant conditioning in non human animal learning

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Operant conditioning is when behaviour is followed by a reward resulting in it
being more likely to occur again. There are 4 types of reinforcement:

Positive reinforcement- adding something that makes the animal happy…

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Latent learning- rats explore a maze with no reward but will go to food
when it is provided. Therefore they can learn the maze with no reward or
punishment. This undermines operant conditioning as it shows that learning
doesn't always need the behaviours to be…

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