Operant Conditioning – Chapter 8 Some Practical Applications…. Theories of Learning October 17, 2005 Class #24. Some “antismoking” ad campaigns invite children to smoke. Hook the child and you have a lifelong smoker….
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Theories of Learning
October 17, 2005
Cut the weakest link, replace, reinforce
A method of reinforcing a behavior by rewarding such behavior
A method of reinforcing a behavior by removing an unpleasant stimulus
A method to reduce a behavior by delivering an unpleasant stimulus such as: If you are going to smoke eat the butt or over-puff
A method of reducing a behavior by removing a pleasant stimulus: If you cannot party without smoking don’t party
7. Avoid alcohol.
8. Ask for non-smoking tables and rooms
9. Open a no-smoking saving account.
10. Get involved in the no-smoking campaign.
11. Make a list of the benefits of smoking.
12. Make a list of the problems associated with smoking.