Operant Conditioning is a type of learning where behaviour is controlled by consequences

Operant Conditioning is a type of learning where behaviour is controlled by consequences, where the mother treated her daughter with a sweet when she was throwing a tantrum and throwing herself on the floor and shouting. She stopped the tantrum by treating her and so she took away something unpleasant which is a result of the behaviour that is acceptable and the mothers behaviour by giving sweets will increase and that is called a negative reinforcement and that influences on the child’s behaviour and learning development. The child knows that with having tantrums and crying she can get her way and knowing it works and the attention she gets from her mother smiling at her that she isn’t doing anything bad and that will lead her to have inappropriate behaviour which can lead to bad consequences and that will affect her understanding between good and bad. The mothers influence brings a big impact in her behaviour pattern and have long lasting affects throughout her learning progress.