Understanding Operant Conditioning

Select a specific behavior that you would like to modify – either in yourself or in someone else – and describe how you would encourage change using operant conditioning with explicit references to the relevant vocabulary presented in the course learning materials. In your response, explain your behavior choice and describe the conditioning procedure you would employ, noting the relevant learning components (e.g., operational definition(s) of behavior(s), specific operant procedures, shaping, types of reinforcers, reinforcement schedules, and potential challenges/limitations to your approach). Do you believe your plan would produce the desired change in behavior? Why or why not?

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