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Copy of Operant Conditioning Theory

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Chrystal Burich

on 23 March 2015

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Transcript of Copy of Operant Conditioning Theory

B.F. Skinner
What is Operant Conditioning?

*Schedule of Reinforcement
Contribution to the Field
B.F. Skinner
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.
Operant Conditioning
*No need to watch the whole
thing, unless you want to ;)
Seminal Publications
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
Direct Instruction
Reading Readiness
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
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