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Operant Conditioning: Consequences of Behavior - Reinforcement and Punishment

Operant Conditioning: Consequences of Behavior - Reinforcement and Punishment

Author: Barbara Ludins
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This lesson will identify and describe the effects of positive and negative reinforcement, punishment, and aversive stimulus on behavior.

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Operant Conditioning: Reinforcement and Punishment

Source: Video created by Barbara Ludins

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Positive Reinforcement

    Any consequence that is given to the subject that increases the likelihood of repeating the behavior.

  • Negative Reinforcement

    Any consequence that is taken from the subject that increases the likelihood of repeating the behavior.

  • Punishment

    A consequence that decreases the likelihood of repeat behavior.

  • Aversive Stimulus

    Unpleasant event in the environment.

  • Punisher

    Same as punishment.

  • Escape Learning

    Learning whose goal is to get away from the stimulus as soon as possible; "yes, dear".

  • Avoidance Learning

    Learning whose goal is to avoid the stimulus.