Operant conditioning definitions

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Operant Conditioning
Showing the desired behaviour gains a reward so that desired behaviour is more likely to be repeated. E.g. a child tidies their bedroom and gets extra pocket money.
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Negative Reinforcement
Something unpleasant is taken away for the desired behaviour so they are more likely to repeat it. E.g. if they tidy their room then they are no longer grounded.
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Vicarious Reinforcement
Learning behaviour through observing someone else being rewarded for the desired behaviour.
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Positive Reinforcement
A reward is given for a desired behaviour so that desired behaviour is more likely to be repeated. E.g. doing a hard question and getting it correct so the teacher praises you with a 'well done'.
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Punishment
When something pleasant is taken away for an undesired behaviour so they are less likely to repeat that behaviour. E.g. A child bites their sister so they aren't allowed to stay up late.
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Something unpleasant is taken away for the desired behaviour so they are more likely to repeat it. E.g. if they tidy their room then they are no longer grounded.

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Negative Reinforcement

Card 3

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Learning behaviour through observing someone else being rewarded for the desired behaviour.

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Card 4

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A reward is given for a desired behaviour so that desired behaviour is more likely to be repeated. E.g. doing a hard question and getting it correct so the teacher praises you with a 'well done'.

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Card 5

Front

When something pleasant is taken away for an undesired behaviour so they are less likely to repeat that behaviour. E.g. A child bites their sister so they aren't allowed to stay up late.

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Preview of the back of card 5

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