operant learning


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operant learning

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(Psychology) psychol another name for instrumental learning
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We will first present some general arguments highlighting the similarities between respondent and operant learning.
This edition has updated content; new topics like evaluative conditioning, asocial observational learning, computer-based VRET (virtual reality exposure therapy), progressive schedules, and constraint-induced movement therapy; more studies, especially those that are controversial or counterintuitive; new applications, including the use of Pavlovian and operant procedures for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of medical disorders; and replacement of the Miller-Dollard theory of observational learning with a generic operant learning theory.
Because of its emphasis on behavior and its foundation of experimentally derived principles of learning, operant learning theory, on the other hand, has for more than 40 years been used to successfully teach speech and language, especially to people with a variety of speech and language disorders (e.
Human operant learning under concurrent reinforcement of response variability.
The hypothesized influences of child learning on child social--emotional behavior were based on theory and research demonstrating the fact that infant operant learning and the development of contingency awareness and detection is associated with concomitant positive behavior functioning (e.
Simply put, classical conditioning (Pavlov) and operant learning (Skinner) are the foundations for how we help people to change their behaviors.
Endosulfan induces small but significant changes in the levels of noradrenaline, dopamine and serotonin in the developing rat brain and deficits in the operant learning performance.
The use of dog-training in conjunction with classroom instruction on the operant learning process affords students like myself the opportunity to experience firsthand the concepts associated with the operant learning process.
Such applications include, for example, that of Lewin's field theory (Lewin, 1951), operant learning principles (Elliott, 1994), and research from the medical sociology literature concerning the implications of chronic illness for the sense of self (Charmaz, 1983).
Related to this is a chapter titled "What Learning Theories Suggest About PK," in which she discusses the relevance of operant learning, social learning, and self-efficacy in relation to PK training.
Early studies on operant learning have shown that exposure to schedules of reinforcement will generate characteristic patterns of responding, depending on the schedule in effect (Ferster & Skinner, 1957).
Indeed, operant learning capabilities are a result of natural selection (Skinner, 1971, 1981).