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Remember when you were young and you received a reward for doing something? You might have continue doing this after you began to pick up the response. It may have been chores, homework, or something that you were doing in exchange for money, food, or whatever that you and the dealer agreed on.
If this was you, then you were using the law of effect - adapting to a behavior in return of a reward, which is most likely to repeat in the future. According to some psychologists, this may be refer to as the S-R psychology, S is stimulus and R is response. Lilienfield stated that the law of effect help build up the S-R bonds since it is in our everyday life. Well, is it really in our every day life or not?
This is in our every day life. Everyone do this voluntarily. I believe this was how all living creatures learned how to behave in their own way, therefore makes the law of effect important. Take my baby brother for example. He did not know how to walk; instead he practiced and learned. Every time he took a step or two, my family and I encouraged him through applause. His steps were his behavior and the applause was his reward. As soon as he picked up the response, which doesn't take long, he began to adapt to it. However, once he was capable of walking, his behavior then changes. Now his behavior is talking, and his rewards are hugs and kisses.
In this video, the dog's behavior was to sit and wait for its owner to call for him. As a reward, the owner gave the dog a treat. This is an example of the law of effect.
In this photo, the rat is trying to respond to the machine. There is a place where the food comes out, a speaker, some signal lights, a lever, and a shock generator. Sooner or later, the rat will adapt to this behavior and know what to do. This is also an example of the law of effect.