ERIC Number: ED085289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Operant Conditioning and Learning: Examples, Sources, Technology.
Pedrini, Bonnie C.; Pedrini, D. T.
The purpose of this paper is to relate psychology to teaching generally, and to relate behavior shaping to curriculum, specifically. Focusing on operant conditioning and learning, many studies are cited which illustrate some of the work being done toward effectively shaping or modifying student behavior whether in terms of subject matter or discipline. The paper reviews much of the research data presented in the professional journals since the middle 1960's documenting the efficacy of operant conditioning and learning in many areas of personal-social functioning. Consideration is also given in the paper to the increasing importance of instrumentation and technology in operant conditioning. A separate and select annotated bibliography includes key sources and summaries. (Author/SHM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Behavior Change, Behavior Theories, Behavioral Science Research, Behavioral Sciences, Curriculum Development, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Learning Processes, Literature Reviews, Operant Conditioning, Psychological Studies, Psychology, Scientific Concepts, Teacher Effectiveness, Technology
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