Discovering Psychology: Operant Conditioning

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A particular idea that peaked my point of interest in chapter five of the Discovering Psychology book by Hockenbury & Hockenbury is operant conditioning. Operant Conditioning is a type of behavior that is learned through rewards and punishment, and regardless if it's a positive or negative behavior. Going into the concept of operant conditioning, there is an idea of reinforcement, and it has a positive and negative. The positive reinforcement will give something desirable and the negative will take something away to end an undesirable act. According to Discovering Psychology by Hockenbury & Hockenbury (2014), operant conditioning was brought by B.F Skinner and is defined as the basic learning process that that involves changing the probability

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