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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
Aversive Stimulus

Unpleasant event in the environment.

Avoidance Learning

Learning whose goal is to avoid the stimulus.

Escape Learning

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

Negative Reinforcement

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

Positive Reinforcement

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

Punisher

Same as punishment.

Punishment

A consequence that decreases the likelihood of repeat behavior.