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What are some examples of operant conditioning in everyday life?

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One example of operant conditioning in everyday life is when an employee completes a project effectively and on time, and receives a salary bonus. Another example is when a driver goes a certain period without car accidents and receives a lower rate from his insurance company.

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A third example of operant conditioning is when a teacher tells a student she cannot go out for recess if she keeps interrupting the class. Another instance of operant conditioning is when a parent tells a child to be home before curfew or be grounded.

Operant conditioning uses positive and negative incentives in the hopes of obtaining a desired and voluntary behavior.

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