To complete this activity,
Discuss the following situation from everyday life in which learning (i.e., a relatively permanent change in behavior) is desirable.
Biggs Boss wants his employees to arrive on time.
Prepare a plan utilizing operant conditioning principles to change the behavior of the targeted individual(s), clearly identifying and justifying suitable reinforcers or punishers to attain your desired outcome.
Example: If I want my son to eat his vegetables (i.e., increase a desired behavior), I could do several things.
If he eats his vegetables, I could apply a positive reinforcer by adding something he does like, such as screen time; alternatively, I could apply a negative reinforcer by taking away something he does not like, such as one of his weekly chores.
If he does not eat his vegetables, I could apply a positive punisher by adding something he does not like, such as a new weekly chore; alternatively, I could apply a negative punisher by taking away something he does like, such as screen time.
After you have shared your plan, discuss at least three factors that might impact the success of your plan, including social and cultural considerations.
Describe at least one ethical consideration as relevant to operant conditioning.
Discussion should be at least 400 words