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http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/rbu/lowres/rbun10l.jpg Cartoon on Pavlov " I don't know about you but that bell is starting to put me off my food."
http://world.std.com/~kcl/cartoon15.jpg Pavlov dog labs Please don't ring the bell.
I had a professor classically condition the class to salivate when he said "Pavlov," creating a nice parallel to Pavlov's dogs.To accomplish this, he began by giving everyone a small amount of powdered lemonade mix. He then instructed us to place a small pinch of the powder
directly on our tongue immediately after he said "Pavlov." After 15-20 trials (spaced far enough apart so that the salivation stops between trials), he instructed us to NOT place the powder on our tongue during the next trial. He then said "Pavlov" and the whole class proceeded to salivate uncontrollably.
Submitted -- Uriah S. Anderson, M.A. Arizona State University
Most of the years in which I taught Intro, I gave the students an assignment to write an essay defending the thesis that Walden Two was either a good thing or not. It may have accomplished two things: they learned to write an essay and they had to compare their way of life with one that was quite different.
Personal Analysis Learning Assignment -submitted by Linda Jordan email@example.com-
PART 1: We are all slaves to the principles of learning. Our behaviors are shaped by consequences and by unpredictable events. For your assignment on this chapter, I would like you to describe two examples of classical conditioning from your own life. Diagram it out as we did in class using the US, UR, NS, CS, and CR to explain the various parts of the behavior. Do you still engage in this behavior or has it extinguished? TYPE THIS!!! Remember, classical conditioning involves involuntary responses to stimuli, not voluntary responses. (10 points)
PART 2: Now, let us consider operant conditioning. Choose two behaviors in yourself or in someone close to you that you would like to change. Using the principles of operant conditioning, how would you change these behaviors? Assume that you cannot engage in techniques that cause bodily harm or physical pain. Explain how you will go about setting up a change in these behaviors. How successful do you think you will be? Why or why not? (10 points)
Poems and stories
http://www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/learning_modules/ Website that has learning modules on Stress, Abnormal Psychology and DNA Each module includes interactive activities as well as case studies.