Penny's Behavior: Case Study

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1.Yes this is considered operant conditoning because Penny's behavior is being controlled by the chocolate Sheldon is giving her. She has learned that by changing her behavior she gets chocolate, because of this she is willingly changing her behavior to get it. 2. No this is not an example of negative reinforcement. Negative reinforcement is the removal or escape from something unpleasent. Sheldon shocking Penny would be punishment. 3. His breath is being conditioned. He has connected receiving an altoid with the sound of the computer, so the sound has become a conditioned stimulus and the bad breath he experinces the condiotned response. 4. Since he has come to expect an altoid when he hears the sound from the computer, whenever he hears

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