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who created operant conditioning

B.F. Skinner.

2

reinforcing stimulus

the effect of increasing the operant, that is the behaviour occurring just before the reinforcer.

3

Skinner box

has a bar or a pedal on one wall that, when pressed, causes a little mechanism to release food pellet into the cage.

4

continuous reinforcement

the original scenario, when someone does something good, they get rewarded.

5

fixed ratio schedule

its a continuous schedule that the subject must follow, for example the rat presses the pedal three times. it gets a treat.

6

systematic desensitization

created by Joseph Wolpe.