Chapter 4 talked a little about Operant Conditioning so I decided to do some research on it /April 2 2018
The relative efficacy of operant conditioning may be related to the greater ease with which the staff learned this technique and the need of these children for predictable routines. Emotional relatedness and self-sameness, then imitation of behavior were conditioned with the positive reinforcements of candy. Tested before, during and after fifty 45-minute sessions, those in the operant-conditioning cluster had gained more speech and improved more on Vineland score. “Other, more mild examples of parental disciplinary have also shown to harm the future deduction of the child sociably.”(Vanderbilt). Twenty children diagnosed according to Creak’s criteria in two groups agree for age, sex, duration of stay, Vineland score and amount of speech, were treated by either interpretative play therapy or operative conditioning. “Operant conditioning states that punishment for good behavior and punishment for bad are both effective means of social development, or discipline.” (Vanderbilt) Emotional relatedness and identity, then imitation of behavior and speech were conditioned with the positive reinforcements of candy.
Though there is little agreement concerning the diagnosis of childhood schizophrenia, until recently most authors fit there is no efficient treatment. Operant conditioning is where other therapies have failing. Operant conditioning may be related to the greater ease with which the staff learned this technique and the need of these children for predictable routines. Salivation and trembling are not operants. they are not strengthening by their consequences.
However, dangers do not only lie to parenting such as the one described above. However, it is also visible that if discouragement of undoubting behaviors is not consistent purpose that sometimes there is a positive outcome then the child will be considered bad behavior in hopes of striking this positive outcome again. Twenty children diagnosed agreeing to Creak’s criteria in two groups matched for age, sex, duration of stay, Vineland score and amount of speech, were treated by either interpretive play therapy or operant conditioning. Operant conditioning is reported to succeed where other therapies have failed.
Skinner’s model of can be proven to be destructive, during and after fifty 45-minute sessions, those in the operant-conditioning group had handy more speech and improved more on Vineland score.
Wikipedia. “Operant Conditioning.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Apr. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operant_conditioning.
Ney, Philip. “Operant conditioning of schizophrenic children.” Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal 12.1 (1967): 9-16.
Vanderbilt. “To Condition the Child.” Feminism and Film, Vanderbilt University, 15 Dec. 2013,