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Principles of Operant Conditioning
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BF Skinner's Bio
Who is BF Skinner?
Timeline
BF Skinner's Research
What is Operant Conditioning?
Principles of Operant Conditioning
Reinforcement
Reinforcement Schedule
Punishment
Shaping
Extinction
Generalization and Discrimination
Applications of Operant Conditioning
Acknowledgements

 

In a career spanning more than 60 years, Skinner identified a number of basic principles of operant conditioning that explain how people learn new behaviors or change existing behaviors. The main principles are reinforcement, punishment, shaping, extinction, discrimination, and generalization.

 

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