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On Killing Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 8, Killing in America: What Are We Doing to Our Children? : Chapter 3, B. F. Skinner's Rats and Operant Conditioning at the Video Arcade Summary

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Section 8, Killing in America: What Are We Doing to Our Children? : Chapter 3, B. F. Skinner's Rats and Operant Conditioning at the Video Arcade Summary and Analysis

Grossman addresses another form of conditioning based on simulators. Nowadays these exist for ski boarding, skiing, skate boarding, and hunting of animals and humans. Learning to handle and to aim a firearm by working with the fakes does really work. Soldiers are faced with pop up targets, often shaped like people with consequences of whatever action is taken or not taken that fall along the same level of realism.

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