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    Modern Application of Behavioral therapy in learning in the area of education:

    1. Behaviorist perspective of human behavior has greatly informed the area of eduction in that classroom control and strategies of maintaining order in classrooms are derived primarily from Skinner's operant conditioning theory. For instance, in elementary school, children are conditioned to line up before leaving and entering the classroom through positive reinforcement system. Those who line up orderly and sit down at their designated seat without disturbance are rewarded by teacher's affirming action- smile or verbal ...

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    The legacy of Skinner has impacted the field of education and therapy as he left foundational principles to behavior modification.