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    How might supervisors, educators, or other individuals apply operant conditioning?

    Please provide detailed examples which all four major aspects of operant conditioning (i.e. positive reinforcement, positive punishment, negative reinforcement, negative punishment).

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    I do believe that these type of professionals can apply operant conditioning, specifically the principles of reinforcement and punishment.

    Let me define positive reinforcement. This occurs when a behavior (response) is followed by a favorable stimulus (commonly seen as pleasant) that increases the frequency of that behavior.

    So an educator who is trying to teach a student a new task such as the multiplication table (response) can praise the child and let them know how happy their are of their progress (stimulus). This will hopefully increase the ...

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    This solution provides a detailed explanation of how operant conditioning may be used in the workplace by teachers or managers. It includes a definition of the key conceptual components of operant conditioning, which are elaborated upon by providing examples of each component.