Operant Conditioning

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Conditioning theories:

Operant condtioning:-Manipulating behaviour to shape the correct response through the use of reinforcement

STIMULUS ----------> RESPONSE (Weak link- response less likely)

STIMULUS ----------> RESPONSE (Strong link- response more likely)

How to get performer to produce the desired behaviour:

1 method- trial and error (objective explained, learner allowed to experiment with different way of achieveing the objective)


teacher shows a demostration of a mehtod- then children go and try this by themselves- more likely to lead to desired performance--- because of stronger link

Reinforcement:- process where a connection between stimulus and


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