How Operant Conditioning Occurs. Psychology

The Law of Effect:

  • Developed by Edward Thorndike
  • A response followed by a pleasurable consequence will likely be repeated but.
  • ...a response followed by an unpleasant consequence will unlikely be repeated.

Learning of Voluntary Responses: “Operant Conditioning”

  • Named by Burrhus Frederic Skinner
  • Voluntary responses are what we use to operate in the world around us.