Below is a clip from the Big Bang Theory, a show that prides itself on its nerdy humor. However, they made a mistake when discussing operant conditioning and learning.
Please answer the following questions:
1). What did the writers get right and what did they get wrong in the clip above?
2). In terms of operant conditioning, what would be chocolate and squirt bottles be considered and why? In other words, when considering how the chocolate is utilized in the above clip, is the chocolate a positive reinforcer, negative reinforcer, a positive punishment or a negative punishment? Is the squirt bottle a positive reinforcer, negative reinforcer, a positive punishment or a negative punishment?