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Operant conditioning

True or false operant conditioning is the kind of learning that occurs when through repeated trials we learn to associate one stimulus with another naturally occurring stimulus-response sequence

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Lucinda L. | RN 40 yrs, Experienced, Master's-prepared Professional Adult EducatorRN 40 yrs, Experienced, Master's-prepare...
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There are two basic types of learning in the behaviorist model of learning. One is associative learning, and the other is operant conditioning. One is learning by association, and the other is learning through consequences. If one stimulus is paired repeatedly with another, an animal or human learns to associate one thing with another. Look up the story of Pavlov's dogs, and look up Skinner boxes. You will find your answer.
Andrew M. | Mathematics - Algebra a Specialty / F.I.T. Grad - B.S. w/HonorsMathematics - Algebra a Specialty / F.I....
False.  Operant conditioning is based on reward versus punishment.