Part: Warm up Questions
Watch the following videos: Crash Course Learning
- In your own words, define classical conditioning, operational conditioning, and shaping. How are these terms distinct yet related to one another?
- 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)