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Task 4: Operant conditioning

What is operant conditioning?


...Operant conditioning (sometimes referred to as instrumental conditioning) is a method of learning that occurs through rewards and punishments for behavior. Through operant conditioning, an association is made between a behavior and a consequence for that behavior. Operant conditioning was coined by behaviorist B.F. Skinner, which is why you may occasionally hear it referred to as Skinnerian conditioning...

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Okay you should try to write one paragraph explaining the difference between classical conditioning and operant conditioning.
Start by introducing the the topic of conditioning as a form a learning.
Next write a definition of both types of conditioning.
Finally list the differences between these two types of conditioning (contrasting)

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