Parenting with Operant Conditioning

How Operant Conditioned Learning Plays a Role in Parenting

What is Operant Conditioned Learning?

Operant conditioned learning is the theory developed by Burrhus Frederic Skinner (B.F. Skinner) that states that one's behaviour can be strengthened or weakened using one of the following components ; positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and punishment.

Using OCL in Every Day Life

Using Operant Conditioned Learning in every day life to raise a child can be a good practise for many parents. Studies have shown that spanking a child is not the way to discipline a child as it can lead to many bad misconceptions in the child's mind.