AP Psychology Unit VI. Part Two: Operant Conditioning: Reward and Punishment. We learn to associate a response and its consequence (what comes after). Operant Conditioning. Classical vs. Operant Conditioning. Operant vs Classical Conditioning.
Part Two: Operant Conditioning:
Reward and Punishment
We are rewarded (reinforced) by something we need or something we want related to what we need
Partial (Intermittent) Reinforcement
How often should we reward behaviors? The frequency of reinforcement are called the schedules.
Choose one example shared by another table and identify whether it was positive or negative punishment
Learning: Part III-
(and other learning that can exist
without reward or punishment…)
With your table, come up with an example of each that has been modeled for you this week
*after exploring a maze, rats act as if they have learned a cognitive map of it
Experiments with humans and animals both indicate that biological predispositions influence conditioning.
a. Animal training
b. Human societies built on behavioralist principles.