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Published on Sep 22, 2006
B.F. Skinner's Shaping Experiment (Skinner's Box)
An adherent to Watson's theory of behaviorism, B.F. Skinner was able to demonstrate how one can modify behavior through a process he called "shaping." In contrast to pure classical conditioning, Skinner utilized positive and negative reinforcement to cause behavior.
Utilizing a contraption that became known as "Skinner's Box" he demonstrated how he could shape the behavior of pigeons by reinforcing their behavior.