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In its early history, operant conditioning was used mostly in studies with animals, then it was applied to shnple human responses; but more recently, Skinner's ideas have been used hi a multitude of studies dealing with complex human behaviors. Some of these studies have been concerned with the relationship between long-term behavior patterns (i.e., personality) and contingencies of reinforcement. These studies are generally of two kmds: Either they have asked how conditioning affects personality or how personality affects conditioning.

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