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Week 3 – pp479-486 Operant Conditioning  Three Phase Model of Operant Conditioning  B.F. Skinner and his box  Schedules of reinforcement.

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1 Week 3 – pp Operant Conditioning  Three Phase Model of Operant Conditioning  B.F. Skinner and his box  Schedules of reinforcement

2 The Three Phase Model of Operant Conditioning The Stimulus - S The Response – R The Consequence - C Petrol gauge empty Fill car with petrol Happy driver – don’t have to walk

3 The Skinner Box Complete activity

4 { Operant Conditioning Schedules of reinforcement Paste Schedules into books and copy following definitions

5 Fixed Interval Schedule involves the delivery of reinforcement after a set period of time has elapsed since the previous reinforcer. Eg: pedestrian button Fixed Interval Schedule

6 Fixed Ratio Schedule results in the reinforcer being given after a definite number of desired responses. Eg: payment of $20 for every 100 newspapers sold. Fixed Ratio Schedule

7 Variable Interval Schedule means that the reinforcement occurs at unpredictable times. Eg: Catching fish Variable Interval Schedule

8 Variable Ratio Schedule suggests the reinforcer is given after a fluctuating number of responses. Eg: Payout on poker machines Variable Ratio Schedule

9 Complete the following activity Learning Activity p488 Homework – Skinner wordfind


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