Operant Learning, How It May Be Applies to Child Rearing and How It Can Be Used to Get a Child to Clean Thier Room

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How to get a child to clean their room using observant learning From the time they are born, infants are constantly watching, observing and following the movements of adults around them. As they grow, they start mimicking these movements. This mimicking is a learning style developed by the psychologist Albert Bandura known as Observational learning, it is based on the principle of learning by observing the actions of another person performing it. Observers can be affected by positive or negative consequences. The observer will either mimic or avoid the actions based on the consequences that the person who initially performed the action received. This can be a very useful tool in the development of child rearing. Through observational learning, children learn valuable life-skills at a very young age. Child rearing, otherwise known as parenting, is teaching and nurturing of a child from birth until adulthood. Children learn a lot during this time from watching others, especially their parents. Learning to talk, eat with a fork, or drink from a cup are all parts of child rearing that has been learned through observational learning. Other valuable lessons that can be learned through observational learning during child rearing involve behavioral issues. A child will learn to imitate the behaviors of their parents from infancy which will help in the development of their actions and behavior. A child observes how parents treat each other and other people they come in contact with and will mimic these behaviors growing up. If they observe parents arguing all the time, treating each other with disrespect then they too will learn this behavior and treat other people with disrespect. An example of observational learning during child rearing is getting a child to clean his or her room. First, start by finding some educational cartoons of children cleaning their room. Allow

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