GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Learning-Instrumental Conditioning Study Material (Page 2 of 6)

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Operant Conditioning: Skinner’S Experiment


Skinner’s Experiment

Skinner devised the Skinner boxas Operant Chamber also known in order to study the reinforced responding without breaking the experiment into discrete trials. It is a simple box with the devise at one end, which can be worked by the animal. For rabbits and monkeys, it is the lever and for pigeons, it is a small key, which can be pecked. On pressing this devise, the animal gets the food.


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Operant Conditioning: Significance of Operant Conditioning


Significance of Operant Conditioning

  • Helps in socialization (socialization produced desirable responses).
  • Helps in shaping desired behavior especially in classroom settings.
  • It is a form of behavior therapy.
  • Creates non-visceral responses, which is th

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