operant conditioning


Describe, in detail, operant conditioning. What is it, what are the 4 parts, why would someone use this theory of learning? Explain what positive and negative mean in operant conditioning. Give an example of each (4 in total) with an explanation of why you would do what you are discussing in the example.

Also, discuss the schedules of reinforcement (continuous and intermittent). When discussing intermittent, include all 4 types with an example. Include the likely success of each in reinforcing a behavior.

The more detailed you are, and the more you can show your understanding of the theory, the more points you will earn.