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Psych - B.F. Skinner

Teacher: Peterson's Perpetual Puzzles
Across
Reinforcement of behaviors that are increasingly similar to the desired one, the operant technique used to establish new behaviors.
Skinner stated that we learn our ______ through association, imitation, and rewards.
Skinner stated that we learn our language through _____ (linking certain sounds with certain objects), imitation, and rewards.
Something that is naturally reinforcing, such as food (if you were hungry), warmth (if you were cold), and water (if you were thirsty).
The ability to distinguish between two similar signals or stimuli and produce different responses.
In operant conditioning, anything that increases the likelihood of a behavior by following it with the removal of an undesirable event or state.
Something that you have learned to value, like money.
One of the two more important concepts used in operant conditioning.
Any consequence that decreases the future likelihood of a behavior.
American behavioral psychologist who developed the fundamental principles and techniques of operant conditioning and devised ways to apply them in the real world.
Any consequence that increases the future likelihood of a behavior.
A type of learning in which the frequency of a behavior depends on the consequence that follows that behavior.
Skinner stated that we learn our language through association, imitation, and _____ (hugs, smiles, and so on).
One of the two more important concepts used in operant conditioning.
Skinner stated that we learn our language through association, _____ (modeling how we see others speak), and rewards.
Down
Reinforcers, such as food, are naturally rewarding.
Thorndike's idea which simply states that behaviors with favorable consequences will occur more frequently and behaviors followed by unfavorable consequences will occur less frequently.
Reinforcers are rewarding because we have learned that they are associated with primary rewards.
Psychologist who argued that children learn language through associations, imitation, and reinforcement.
In operant conditioning, anything that increases the likelihood of a behavior by following it with a desirable event or state.
In operant conditioning the loss of a behavior when no consequence follows its.
Author of the law of effect, the principle that forms the basis of operant conditioning.