PSYB45H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 19: Verbal Behavior

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18 Apr 2016
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A conceptual or logical problem with the traditional view of motivation is that it involves circular reasoning. Traditional psychological theories of motivation have addressed the. There are two main types of mos: motivating establishing operations and motivating abolishing operations. Unconditioned motivation operations (umos): the value-altering effect is innate. Deprivation of food is an unconditioned motivating establishing operation (umeo) because it increases the effectiveness of food as a reinforce without prior learning. Satiation is an unconditioned motivation abolishing operation (umao) because it decreases the effectiveness of food as a reinforce without prior learning. The behavior-altering effect of umos, is learned. Some mos alter the effectiveness of consequences as reinforcers or punishers because of prior learning. Such mos are called conditioned motivating operations (cmos). Knowledge of cemo and cs is important in being able to reliably and effectively use either as antecedent variables to influence behavior.

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