Operant Conditoning

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Operant Conditoning

Learning through reinforcement and punishment. Everytime we do something with a pleasent consequence, it is reinforced, then it is probable that we will repeat that action.

Skinner - studied conditioning through trial and error. He developed a box study using rats.

  • Placed rat in box, which contained a lever it could press.
  • Food was delivered via a chute when the tar pressed the lever.
  • First time the rat pressed the lever was an accident.
  • But the rat…

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