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    Positive Reinforcement of Rats in Operant Conditioning Chamber Phebe Crane Western Illinois University Abstract In order to successfully shape the behavior of pressing a lever for delivery of a food pellet, consecutive days of training must take place with the use of fixed-ratio scheduling for the rat to successfully press the lever repeatedly. In a 4 day study over the span of four weeks, it is difficult to achieve shaping a rat to press a lever consistently for the reward of food pellet when there were only four available lab days which were not consecutive. Positive Reinforcement of Rats in Operant Conditioning Chamber Introduction The study of reinforcement is often conducted on…

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    Out of all the psychological theories available, Burrhus Skinner’s theory suits best to provide a solution in order to prevent students from falling into these problems. The method of operant conditioning can be used to motivate students to attend classes because the process includes rewarding. For example, teachers can create most improving attendance and good attendance certificates – not just perfect attendance. This will encourage truant students to try to aim at least for the good or most…

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    graduating college Skinner tried to become a professional writer, but unfortunately had very little success. While attending Hamilton College Skinner “revolted” against the Student Life Department by refusing to go to the physical education classes, the mandatory chapel services, and by mocking the college during their graduation ceremony. He would later attend the Middlebury School of English in Vermont where he would write his first book after meeting Robert Frost, a U.S, Poet Laureate during…

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    Operant conditioning is a type of learning where behavior is controlled by consequences. The purpose is to strengthen the behavior and make it happen more often. There are different consequences you can use are positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, and negative punishment. If you are trying to teach someone something the best way is to use positive reinforcement. Research shows that rewards are more effective than punishment. When using positive reinforcement, it…

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    Skinner would eventually attend Harvard University pursing a degree in psychology. Not that familiar with the choice he made Skinner, would first start out studying his own observations and perceptions. While doing so Skinner would study fellow psychologists such as Pavlov and Loeb. It wasn’t until Skinner met his future mentor Fred S. Keller, until he started studying behavior. Studying this topic opened up many doors for Skinner, which of one is his theory of operant conditioning; which…

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    There were four groups of pigeon (three in each) which were scheduled for three experimental chambers for over five days a week. The 4 groups of pigeons were scheduled for 3 experimental chambers and would last over 5 days a week; this was done by each group running for one session every day. There are four conditions in this experiment, where each condition will last for 10 sessions. The session durations lasts for a maximum of 40 mins or 60 reinforces depending on which ever happens first. …

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    The experiment examined the reward magnitude and negative contrast effects on rats operant-lever response performance. The experimental design was both between and within subject design. The subjects were eight Sprague Dawkey females rats who were randomly assigned to a group that received 16% of sucrose ( n=4) and another group received 4% of sucrose ( n=4) which was the control group of the experiment. Both groups were deprived of water for 23 hours and had food access. The preshift sessions…

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    Trent Jones and Carlton Stowers states in “The Praise Method” about the positive and negative reinforcement teaching methods. A boy called Rodney, and his sisters and mother think he is not a smart child, so the negative reinforcement leads him has a poor academic performance at school. After he transfers to another school and meets Mr. Jones, Mr. Jones believes that Rodney is on the same level with other students, and he uses “the praise method” to help Rodney to become one of the best students…

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    When an animal is conditioned to make an operant response to a definitive stimulus is referred to as discrimination training (Gray & Bjorklund, 2014). Herrnstein, Loveland and Cable (1976) argued that comparing the definitive stimuli commonly used in operant conditioning (100 Hz tones, 465 mµ lights) to real natural setting defy concept of responding to a specific stimuli. For example, in natural settings a squirrel will not only respond to acorns similar to the one presented on an image in a…

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    Bullying in the workplace refers to a situation where a targeted employee is subjected to negative acts by superiors and/or colleagues repeatedly over a period of time, and the confronted employee finds it difficult to take a stand against or cope with such negative acts (Hauge, Skogstad, & Einarsen, 2010; Loerbroks et al., 2015). One possible consequence of experiencing workplace bullying is depression. This paper will address depression within the context of bullying and will review types of…

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