AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology Learning-Operant Conditioning Revision (Page 1 of 1)

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Understanding the concept of Operant Conditioning

  • B. F. Skinner proved what theories were postulated by Thorndike and Watson. That is, he gave support to the framing of law of effect and chain reactions of stimuli-response. This is proved by conducting experiment on rats by using a box called Skinner box where he found out that

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Important terms in Operant Conditioning

Here’s some operant vocabulary that you should know:

  • Primary Reinforcement: This reinforcement comes naturally from within. It is not needed to be taught, e. g. , food and water are primary reinforcers.
  • Secondary Reinforcement: This reinforcement is which a person learns throu

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Types of Partial Reinforcement Schedules

It takes up a long time in making the subject learn it but when learnt, it is not possible to forget it. There are four distinct types of partial reinforcement schedules:

1. Fixed ratio schedule: In this schedule, reinforcement is delivered after a consistent number of response

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Token Economy

This type of economy is aloof from the economy that goes on in the real world. It is the world of economy created in institutions like prisons, rehabilitation centers, or mental hospitals whereby individuals are given token when they give the desirable behavior and these tokens

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Classical conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning Summary of classical and operant conditioning

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