New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

General Psychology- Chapter 5 September 30th

by: Alexis notetaker

General Psychology- Chapter 5 September 30th PSYC - 11762 - 004

Marketplace > Kent State University > PSYC - 11762 - 004 > General Psychology Chapter 5 September 30th
Alexis notetaker

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Chapter 5- Learning: Explanation, Prediction. Intervention
Sharon M Sciartelli (P)
Class Notes
25 ?





Popular in Department

This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alexis notetaker on Friday September 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC - 11762 - 004 at Kent State University taught by Sharon M Sciartelli (P) in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views.


Reviews for General Psychology- Chapter 5 September 30th


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 09/30/16
Chapter 5 Continued… Skinner's Contribution - Learning depends on what happens after behavior - Manipulate consequences to change behavior ✴ - Expanded on Thorndike's law of effect Four ways to Change Behavior ​: Reinforcements- increase behavior; make feel good so they increase the behavior ● Positive reinforcement- add a good (Ex; giving food) ● Negative reinforcement- take away a bad (Ex; reducing a punishment) Punishment- decrease Behavior; make feel bad so they decrease the behavior ● Positive punishment- (By application) add a bad (soap in mouth for bad words, spanks, criticism) ● Negative punishment- (By removal) take away a good (Take away phone, privileges (being grounded/timeout)) Positive: Give something Negative: Take something MORE VOCAB: Primary reinforcers - Automatically​ feels good (meets a biological need (hunger, thirst, or touch)) Secondary Reinforcers - Learn ​that it means something good (grades, tokens, gold stars, money) Shaping - Reinforces simple steps leading to complex behavior Instinctive drift - Some things harder to train than others (training to do something against instincts is harder to train) Other Operant Conditioning Concepts: Extinction- Behavior stops if it is not reinforced Spontaneous Recovery- an extinct behavior reappears Discriminative stimulus- Lets you know if reinforcement is likely (mom in bad mood, you know to wait to ask for something) How to make punishment more effective: Punishment 1. Should be immediate (especially young and animals) 2. Should be consistent- (otherwise what?) A. They will think they can get away with it sometimes 3. Should be paired with reinforcement of desired behavior (need to fill gap- want to fill with good and feel good) B. Reward behavior you want to see to motivate the good behavior More info... 1. Fear and anxiety can decrease learning 2. Physical punishment can lead to more aggression 3. Can teach to avoid being caught, doesn’t really change the behavior Schedules of reinforcement: Continuous reinforcements - Everytime correct response (everytime bed is made, good grades, clean room) Partial reinforcements - Only some of the time Partial reinforcement effect - Delays extinction (by 5 get the 6th one free) - Now you never know, if one more you could get a reward What should I use? -Continuous to learn the behavior -Partial to maintain the behavior


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Amaris Trozzo George Washington University

"I made $350 in just two days after posting my first study guide."

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.