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Operant Conditioning.docx

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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 1125
Professor
K.Chin
Semester
Fall

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Tutorial 5/10/2013 4:00:00 AM Operant Conditioning  Described by Harvard psychologist, B F Skinner  Behaviors that bring about desirable effects (e.g., comfort, food, sex, spanking), likely to be repeated  Behaviors that bring about undesirable effects (e.g., loss, pain, root canal work without anesthetic, etc.) unlikely to be repeated Differential Association  Introduced by Edwin Sutherland, a professor at University of Chicago for 5 years  Rejected notion that crime was caused by “criminal type” or “psychopathology”  Said that criminal behavior was learned through social inter
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