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 Operant Conditioning Assignment 
Subject: My daughter Cynthia

 
 
1- Description of the subject 

Cynthia is a typical eight-year-old girl; she is very active, and likes to play a lot with boys; she feels that they understand her better since she likes almost the same things they like. She doesn't like to play with dolls and feels it is a loss of time to do that.
 
 
2- Behavior 

Cynthia does not like to listen to instructions from the first time. I have to repeat what I want her to do so many times before she does it that, sometimes, I even forget what I asked her.
 
 
3- Reinforcer & Schedules 

Cynthia doesn't get any allowance at all, but her brother does since he turned 10 in September. (We set a rule at home stipulating that no one gets any allowance before the age of 10-- we did that to give her brother some advantage, since he is the elder). So Cynthia get upset from time to time because she doesn't have any money. Therefore, the primary reinforcer that I have chosen is "Quarters", and, of course, I would couple it with praise so that I will be able to keep just Praise at the end.
 
 
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