Operant conditioning
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Operant conditioning
This is for our Year 12 Psychology Class - some interesting and riveting stuff about operant conditioning
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Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? A great article to stimulate your cognitive juices!

Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? A great article to stimulate your cognitive juices! | Operant conditioning | Scoop.it
Today, the mental health profession has gone beyond behavioral technologies of control.
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How we learn #1: Operant conditioning.

How we learn #1: Operant conditioning. | Operant conditioning | Scoop.it

A good summary of the basics - if you are too lazy to read your book!!

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Alexis cowan's curator insight, September 20, 2016 3:49 PM

B.F Skinner was a very important psychologist within behaviorism. Operant conditioning was method introduced by him to explain behavior. He observed animal behaviors with a well known invention the, "Skinner Box." With his experiment, through the behaviors observed, he concluded that behaviors are driven by rewards and consequences. His experiment and conclusions then became known as, an application of behaviorism, operant conditioning.

Sarah Grubb's curator insight, September 13, 2017 1:15 PM

 The animals will learn what they need to do in order to get their food, or to avoid punishment. Such as humans learn to do certain things so they can have an enjoyable outcome. 

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Lex, the showjumper's assistance dog

These are a few clips of Lex, a Canine Partner, who helps Susi with chores around the yard. Susi is training to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games and is ...

Another good example of shaping /operant conditioning - what would be the first steps taken to train Lex?

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Sarah Grubb's curator insight, September 13, 2017 1:19 PM

 The dog has been taught to do these things to help his owner. He gets rewarded with positive attention when he does what he's supposed to do. Thus making him want to get more attention so he does what he is told. 

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Mission Impossible Squirrel

This is a great example of animal training using shaping - what would be the first behaviour they would need to train?

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Sarah Grubb's curator insight, September 13, 2017 1:16 PM

 The squirrel learned the obstacle course that he needed to complete in order to get food. If he didn't complete it, he wouldn't get his food.