Instrumental Conditioning Paper
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... Instrumental Conditioning Introduction In 1937, B.F Skinner contributed to the already existing learning theories by proposing the operant conditioning theory otherwise referred to as the instrumental conditioning theory (Bernstein, 2010). In it, he posited that the voluntary behaviors of an individual might change in form, resilience, and the frequency in occurrence through the induction of reinforcements or punishments (Bernstein, 2010). Reinforcements can either be positive or negative, and they encourage an individual to continue engaging in the desired behavior. On the other hand, punishments deter an individual from engaging in the undesired behavior (Bernstein, 2010). · Description of...