Instrumental behaviors are defined as those voluntary activities in which a person (or animal) engages to satisfy a motive.
Find an article on instrumental behavior (or instrumental conditioning or operant conditioning) in humans. You may report on either a primary research article or a review article from a peer-reviewed journal. Cite the article in APA format.
Based on this article, post a response to the following:
- Indicate whether the research uses an experimental design or a correlation design. Explain what information from the article aided you in determining the type of design.
- Discuss the main topic or motivational factor being investigated and summarize the results and conclusions.
- Why do you think the authors conducted the research; in other words, what was their motivation for doing the study?