Published on January 23, 2016
FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.psych550tutors.com Thorndike and Skinner were close in agreement on a number of issues including the control of behavior by stimuli and the ineffectiveness of punishment. However, there were differences in their approach to conditioning. Thorndike believed in instrumental conditioning, and Skinner believed in operant conditioning. Please compare and contrast Thorndike’s and Skinner’s beliefs concerning conditioning.