Key Elements Of Operant Conditioning

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Operant conditioning is a form of learning. In the learning process the individual changes behaviour because of the repercussion of the behaviour. The person learns that their behaviour has a repercussion when lead to changing the behaviour. The result may be positive or negative If a mother is cooking chapatti on her pan and her five year old son nearby smelling the chapatti’s decided he will reach over to take the chapatti cooking on the hot pan. The mother slaps his hands and warns his son. The child repeats this several time and each time the hand is slapped harder, after a while the child stops this behaviour. The child stops because of the consequence of being slapped hard on his hand. This is a positive punishment which leads to a positive behaviour the child stops reaching his hand. Learning has taken place he knows it not safe or recommended for him to reach his hand on a hot pan.…show more content…
Skinner’s operant condition include the concept that for one to understand behaviour at any given time you have to investigate the causes of an action and its consequences. This actions or intentional actions affect our environment. Skinner came up with the terminology called operant conditioning; which focuses on changing behaviour by the use of rewards called reinforcements given after the intended

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