8.3 Operant Example #1

Remember that silly pigeon who kept pecking the red circle? Its responses could be considered an operant. Membership in an operant class depends upon the context and the effect of the responses, not on the form of the responses. Form just means the appearance and physical properties of the response.

A pigeon is standing in a square box for RFT0704.

GIVEN CONTEXT: experimental chamber, food deprivation

CLASS OF RESPONSES: pecking red circle

SAME EFFECT: receive food

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