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discussion question.

discussion question.


Part: Warm up Questions

Watch the following videos: Crash Course Learning

  1. In your own words, define classical conditioning, operational conditioning, and shaping. How are these terms distinct yet related to one another?
  2. View this video of pigeons playing ping pong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGazyH6fQQ4 –How did psychologists teach them to do this?

Part 2: Case Example

Your pet (dog, cat, chinchilla, you get to pick) scratches your brand new arm chair! You would like them to stop that, so you devise a plan using operational conditioning terms in your psychology class.

Define your plan using punishment OR reinforcement and explain if your approach is positive or negative that is, adding a stimulus or taking a stimulus away).

**Please note positive and negative do not mean good or bad.

***Also note, you will complete a very similar behavior plan for yourself in assignment 2 (take a look here: Behavior Modification Project)