Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples


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Who was the behaviorist who developed the Operant Conditioning Chamber?

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1. _____ are examples of primary reinforcers.

2. Secondary, or conditioned, reinforcement is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The notion of operant conditioning has been a fairly significant theory in the realm of psychology in the 20th Century. Given its importance, you can test your understanding of operant conditioning with the questions in this assessment. Some things you'll be tested on include how behavior changes in operant conditioning and the different types of reinforcement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • How behavior changes
  • The definition of reinforcers
  • The distinction of primary reinforcers
  • Different types of reinforcement
  • Understanding negative reinforcement

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to test your recollection of the main points on operant conditioning found in the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - articulate the definition of some key terms in the assessment, such as reinforcers and primary reinforcement
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to identify the different types of reinforcement as they relate to operate conditioning

Additional Learning

For more information on operant conditioning, read over this lesson called Operant Conditioning. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of operant conditioning
  • B.F. Skinner
  • Reinforcers and reinforcement
  • Different types of reinforcement