Skinner Story

Skinner Story

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  • B.F Skinner harmed himself from exploring and searching the world during recess and has hurt himself. Mrs' Graves worries about his well being. Therefore she introduces him to the art of readin.
  • Why do go out running and getting your self hurt all the time fredrick? Well if you are so interested in the world, why not see it through a book?”
  • Because there is so much out there that I want to see it all. I don’t have a moment to lose
  • Skinner falls asleep in university library from researching Pavlov's work. In his dream he questions classical conditioning and has idea for operant conditioning.
  • Does it only work for rewards?
  • You see.. umm... well... never thought of it
  • Skinner performing an experiment for operant conditioning known as Skinner's box. From observations he comes up with 4 distinct ways of identifying behavior development; positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive puishment, and negative punishment.
  • Wow… even when nothing happened it reduced the behavior?... interesting...
  • B.F. Skinner presenting his theory on operant conditioning in front of other psychologists. However, the psychologists oppose his ideas due to the fact that it lacks the answers for applications to humans and it only applies to a private environment.
  • Can it e used on humans? Does it consider language? Is there any previous evidence to suport you?
  • “This is operant conditioning and it shows behavior development. Any questions?’
  • With these techniques we can improve education ten fold. And no, this idea is used to develop learning not control someones learning.
  • Skinner presents techniques and tools to effectively improve teachings in public education. However, rejected due to failure in previous academic plans by others and idea of using behavior development to control others.
  • But, it has failed before.
  • He is trying to control us!!!
  • Skinner confronts deborah after he class to give her some pointers in teaching. He refers to his operant conditioning theory so that her children are motivated to study and learn for a reward.
  • -Hello Father! -Hmmm... you really think that will help?
  • -Hello Deborah! -Did you know you could reinforce your student learning with rewards -But of course my child
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