Tengu Operant -IX

Definition/Summary:

Mythology

  • “heavenly dog”
  • Type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion
  • Shinto god or yōkai
  • Can change form to of birds of prey, and they are traditionally depicted with both human and avian characteristics
  • The earliest tengu were pictured with beaks, but this feature has often been humanized as an unnaturally long nose

Operant

  • Modification of behavior by the reinforcing or inhibiting effect of its own consequences
  • Conditioning to promote either negative or positive reinforcement

 

Expanded info:

Buddhism

  • Tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war
  • Believed to be protective, dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests

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