Intro Psychology Homework

Review the following by providing a definition and an example of each:

Operant conditioning

The Law of Effect

Positive reinforcement

Negative reinforcement


Fixed ratio schedule of reinforcement

Variable ratio schedule of reinforcement

Operant shaping

Operant extinction

Finally, briefly discuss how operant conditioning contributes to successful adaptation by animals and humans to the demands of their environments (a few well thought out sentences should do the trick here; recall this week’s lectures on learning).

Use the textbook and my lectures this week to guide you on your way through these important concepts

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