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Schedules of Reinforcement - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideSeptember 14, 2009

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At first glance, the operant conditioning process seems fairly straight forward. Simply observe a behavior and then offer a reward or punishment. However, B.F. Skinner discovered that the timing of these rewards and punishments has an important influence on how quickly a new behavior is acquired and the strength of the response. Certain schedules of reinforcement may be more effective in specific situations. Read more...

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