Saturday, July 7, 2012
While reading over the textbook, I found the topic of Operant Conditioning to be most interesting. It is interesting how the laboratory environment-called a Skinner box was conducted. It shows how the rats and pigeons behaved in a controlled environment by the light. It shows how animals and humans have the relationships between reinforcement and consequences. It is true how positive reinforcement increases behavior and punishment decreases it. It is human nature that we all act like this regardless if we are humans or animals. It is amazing how smart the animals are to the experiment and how well they cooperate in the experiment.