B. F. Skinner

November 19, 2015

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Skinner Information

  • Believed the way we turn out is a result of what we learn from all the operations we make over the years
  • Law of Effect - rewarded behavior is likely to recur
  • Created the Skinner Box - Showed how we can create and develop efficient learning techniques
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Shaping vs. Chaining

Shaping

  • Successive behavior rewarded to get desired results
  • Reinforces are used to encourage and strengthen behavior
  • Example - Learning how to swim
Chaining

  • Reinforcing the connection between parts of a sequence
  • Example - Learning Algebra

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Due Dates!

Module 6 Lesson 1 Classical or Operant Assignment due TODAY!!!