LearningOperant Conditioning

Thorndike Puzzle Box

This clip shows a recreation of Thorndike’s research on learning by using cats in puzzle boxes. When cats are put in the box initially they exhibit trial-and-error learning. Thorndike’s law of effect, the assertion that behavior changes because of its consequences, is summarized.

According to Thorndike, how should the presence of food affect the cats’ behavior in the future?

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