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  1. BurrhusfreDeric (b.f.) skinner By:Jennifer Strawn

  2. What is his theory? • Operant Conditioning: a response is followed by a reinforcerthat will result in an increase of the response, so the result will occur again • The action will result in a consequence (positive or negative)

  3. Skinner box This is a Skinner box that he used to research how a mouse would act if it got consequences for different actions.

  4. Picture The mouse will be successful in the maze if it is rewarded with the cheese.

  5. All about skinner… • Was born March 20, 1904 and died August 18, 1990 • Attended Hamilton college and received a B.A. then later he went to Harvard and received his PhD • He was pointed in the direction of psychology after having an encounter with Watson about behaviorisms

  6. 1 • Neutral Operants • Responses from environment that aren’t positive or negative, so it won’t affect the probability of the response occuring

  7. 2 • Reinforcers • Responses that will increase the likelyhood of that result reoccuring. Can be positive or negative.

  8. 3 • punishers • Response that will decrease the probability of the same response reoccuring. It will weaken the behavior.

  9. Similar to… • Skinner is similar to Thorndike • Skinner was actually inspired to created the theory of reinforcers from Thorndike’s law of effect

  10. sources • www.simplypsychology.org/operant-conditioning.html • www.appsychology.com • www.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._F._Skinner • www.lifecircles-inc.com/Learningtheories/behaviorism/Skinner.html