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Chapter 4

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 4 y Reinforcement is the process in which a behaviour is strengthened by the immediate consequence that reliably follows its occurance y Earliest demonstration of reinforcement was reported by Thorndike in 1911 law and effect example where cat is in a cage but trys hitting lever with paw to get out to the foody Skinner did a similar experiment with ratsy Reinforcement is defined as followso The occurance of a particular behaviour o Is followed by an immediate consequenceo That results in the strengthening of the behaviour y We can determine that a behaviour is strengthened when there is an increase in its frequency duration intensity or speed decreased latencyy Operant behaviour a behaviour that is strengthened through the process of reinforcemento Acts on the environment to produce a consequence and in turn is controlled by or o
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