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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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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

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The Skinner Box Complete activity

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

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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

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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

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

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

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Complete the following activity Learning Activity 10.14 p488 Homework – Skinner wordfind

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