Yesterday we started looking at Operant Conditioning. Please take today to review the principles of Operant Conditioning. Pay particular attention to the concepts of Reinforcement vs. Punishment, Positive vs. Negative, Schedules of Reinforcement, Raito vs. Interval, Fixed vs. Variable, and how they fit together to shape behavior.
Okay...if you've done the reading, this clip from the Big Bang Theory speaks for itself.
Okay, while it's a funny commercial, it's actually mislabeled. This is NOT and example of negative reinforcement. It IS, however, a form of Operant Conditioning. Can you guess which one? Answer tomorrow...
Here you go...a clip with the man himself: B.F. Skinner talking about shaping behavior in pigeons, and how schedules of reinforcement can be used to control peoples' actions, especially in gambling.
Song of the day
We have a guest DJ here at SOTD, the often imitated, never duplicated, MR. MARIJANOVICH!! See, us teachers groupchat and text each other too, we just use older apps. Anyway, Mr. Marijanovich says you can never go wrong with some advice from St. Francis, so here's my favorite tune by the Chairman of the Board, the always cool, Mr. Frank Sinatra.