Operant Conditioning

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Operant Conditioning – Study Guide
Operant conditioning is a form of learning in which a person changes his behavior because of the results of his behavior.

Skinner Box
Example of Operant Conditioning

Operant conditioning is a form of learning, which states that a person changes his behavior because of the results of his behavior.
The result of acts can be reinforcement, punishment and extinction.
Positive reinforcement' (Reinforcement) occurs when there is a reward for a form of behavior.
Negative reinforcement (Escape) occurs when an aversive stimulus is removed.
Positive punishment occurs when a stimulus is added, which results in the behavior occurring less often.
Negative punishment occurs when a stimulus is taken away, which results in the behavior occurring less often.
Operant Conditioning 
Operant conditioning is a form of learning. According to this theory, a person changes his behavior because of the results of his behavior.
extinction 
the action of making or becoming obsolete or discontinued. Operant conditioning
Operant conditioning is a form of learning. According to this theory, a person changes his behavior because of the results of his behavior. The result can be: Reinforcement: a positive or rewarding event which causes the behavior to occur more often. Punishment: a negative or punishing event which causes the behavior to occur less often. Extinction: no event follows; the behavior has no consequences. When a behavior has no consequences, it will occur less frequently. Four Contexts of Operant Conditioning

Within operant conditioning, the terms "positive" and "negative" are not used in their common or popular sense; positive means that something is added, and negative means something is taken away. Positive reinforcement' (Reinforcement) occurs when there is a reward for a form of behavior. This will increase the frequency at which the behavior occurs. In the Skinner Box experiment, the reward is...
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