operant conditioning


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conditioning in which an operant response is brought under stimulus control by virtue of presenting reinforcement contingent upon the occurrence of the operant response

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Operant conditioning (which we will look at shortly) teaches you to kill, but classical conditioning is a subtle but powerful mechanism that teaches you to like it.
Both the operant conditioning paradigm and the social loafing literature are supportive of this expectation (e.g.
Because operant conditioning can produce motivation without changing beliefs, it can motivate a person to act in ways she would be motivated to act if she believed something that she does not in fact believe.
Other behavioral audiometric procedures that have been adapted for use with hard-to-test children include the use of classical and operant conditioning to train responses.
It covers basic concepts and definitions, the structure of unconditioned behavior, habituation and sensitization, instrumental or operant conditioning, schedules and theories of reinforcement, punishment, avoidance learning, stimulus control of behavior, and other topics.
A Classroom session continued on discussion of field diseases, and operant conditioning.
Oxygen consumption and ambulation during operant conditioning of heart rate increases and decreases in rats.
Arnold criticizes modern trainers for their focus on operant conditioning without acknowledging the great interest force-free trainers have already demonstrated in regard to the concepts of empowerment, choice, and cognition in their training programs.
Skinner on operant conditioning, it turned soon into a powerful area of theoretical research, mainly dealing with learning topics.
After a review of ideas and key figures of classical and operant conditioning, later chapters are devoted to Piaget, Vygotsky, social learning, and Bruner's discovery learning/constructivism.
Neurofeedback, also known as EEG-biofeedback, is a psychophysiological treatment that attempts to normalize deviant brainwave activity through operant conditioning procedures.
The technique, called the variable ratio of reinforcement (or operant conditioning) is simple but powerful and is thought to be one of the reasons people become addicted to slot machines.
The task of interpreting the traditional speech perception and production literature from a behavior analytic perspective is not as onerous as one might imagine, given that much of the research either incorporates relatively straightforward operant conditioning methods or methods that are amenable to an operant analysis.
Operant conditioning, on the other hand, involves the use of consequences--positive reinforcement and punishment--to modify behavior.
Operant conditioning can be described in similar terms: Since Skinner, the central project has been to explain how operant behaviors originate and change.