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What role does the Law of Effect play in Behavioral Psychology?  

Sep 11th, 2015

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  The law of effect was developed by Edward ,  Thorndike he suggested that, responses that are immediately followed by a satisfactory outcome become more strongly associated with the situation and are therefore more likely to occur again in the future when they are repeated  and happens conversely if the responses are followed by negative outcome. The law of effect play the following roles in Behavioral psychology:


a. The law of effect helps develop a better understanding of the impact that environmental rewards and punishments have on behavior.

b.Psychologists have been interested in factors that can affect  behavioral change and control since psychology emerged as a discipline. 

c. The law plays a big role in learning behavior. The law emphasizes on the behaviors that leads to satisfying outcomes and undesired outcome and the before that follows after that

d. continuing please be patient


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Sep 11th, 2015

d. it tries to show how some bad  or good behavior  can be avoided basing on the earlier experience , for instance an individual can start using drugs and due to its satisfying nature, the individual will go the drug next time. It creates a response of behavior.

e. Most importantly , law of effect helps predict the type of behavior an individual may adopt due to past pleasing experience.

                          Conclusion

Law of effect is related to ope rant conditioning, though it has been developed by Psychologists like Skinner to make it adaptable to the modern time. It also tries to show the associated and connection between the behavior and positive outcome which forms the basis for later behavior.


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