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Copy of Operant Conditioning Theory
Transcript of Copy of Operant Conditioning Theory
What is Operant Conditioning?
*Schedule of Reinforcement
Contribution to the Field
Operant Conditioning Theory
Watch this video showing how Skinner used Operant Conditioning to alter the pigeon's behavior.
Can pigeons read?
Watch this humorous video showing how positive reinforcement works to change Penny's behavior.
*No need to watch the whole
thing, unless you want to ;)
Skinner, B.F. (1954). The science of learning and the
art of teaching. Harvard Educational Review, 24, 86-97.
Skinner, B.F. (1965). Reflections on a decade of teaching machines. In R. Glaser (Ed.), Teaching machines and programmed learning: 2. Data and directions (pp. 5-20). Washington, DC: National Educational Association.
Skinner called his classroom application of Operant Conditioning "programmed learning"
Subskills approach to reading
Skinner advanced Thorndike's work regarding the relationships between human behavior and its consequences by conducting research on the use of reinforcement and punishment in changing behaviors.
-Visual discrimination -Auditory discrimination
-Left to right progression -Vocabulary