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What would Skinner and Thorndike say about how the concept of reward versus punishment applies to society (from child rearing to our criminal justice system)? Do you agree?

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Both Skinner and Thorndike believed in the concepts of rewards and punishments. Skinner developed the concept of Operant Conditioning, while Thorndike's Law of Effect is based on the theory that responses will responses will decrease when they reduce the likelihood of rewards occurring, such as punishments. Both individuals also ...

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