The Theory Of Operant Conditioning Essay

1536 Words Sep 7th, 2014 7 Pages
Introduction In the following case studies the use of behavior modification will be utilized to address various questions about each individual. Behavior modification is based on the fundamental principles that will use various discipline strategies. Behavior modification is based on operant conditioning concepts founded by B.F. Skinner where one learns to behave in a manor to obtain a type of reward or incentive and to avoid punishment for their actions (Morin, 2014).
Case 1: The Case of Bobby
1. Identify the target behavior and clearly define it in an least 2 sentences
When it comes to the case of Bobby, the target behavior will be for him to be able to clean his room at least four times a week. Bobby has problems cleaning his room unless he is reminded to do so. Intervention is expected to ensure that Bobby cleans at least four days a week whether he is reminded to do so or not.
2. Define operant conditioning and discuss how this method works to increase desired behavior.
Operant conditioning is a learning method that deals with manipulation of consequences. This is mainly employed when one aims at changing the operant behaviors, which are controlled by their consequences in operant conditioning, an operant response, for our case, the ability of Bobby to clean his room frequently, is emitted by an individual in specific antecedent situations because it has been reinforced in the same or similar situations. This means that the best way of ensuring that Bobby clean…

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