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1 March, 09:46

The first time four-year-old savannah attempted to make her bed, her father praised her for covering the pillow with a blanket. after a few times, her father began praising savannah for covering the pillow and tucking in the corners of the sheet. finally, savannah's father praised her when she covered the pillow, tucked in the corners of the sheet, and smoothed the blanket. the process described in this scenario is known as

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  1. 1 March, 21:39
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    The correct answer is shaping.

    According to the psychologist, Skinner's theory of operant conditioning, shaping refers to the process in which successive behaviors close to a target behavior are positively reinforced, so that the desired behavior is eventually achieved. In this instance, by praising (positively reinforcing) each of Savannah's steps when making her bed, her father is shaping her behavior.
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