Running head: OPERANT CONDITIONING1Operant ConditioningInstitution AffiliationDateOPERANT CONDITIONING2Operant ConditioningOperant conditioning is a learning method that is brought by rewards or punishments forparticular behaviors. It allows one to make a connection between a particular behavior and itsconsequence. The theory was established by BF Skinner who found that the classicalconditioning was too simple to make an excellent explanation of the human behavior. Skinnerclaimed that to understand the behavior of a person, psychologists have to consider the cause ofaction and the possible consequences of the behavior. According to Skinner, an act that broughtpleasant outcome is likely to be repeated severally while that with unpleasant consequence willnot be repeated (Blackman, 2017).My Unpleasant BehaviorsI will, therefore, focus on myself so as to deal with my own unpleasant behaviors. Thetheory would help me change particular behaviors and improve some of them. There are severalconducts that I will change; these are, first, I have had an attitude to my economics lecturer for asemester. I believe I developed this behavior because of the many things I heard about thelecturer and that he always gives his students low grades. This made me develop a negativereaction which caused me to lose interest in his classes. I would also skip classes, and the mainconsequence of this behavior was that I failed the Economics class for two semestersconsecutivel ...
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