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Project 1- Observing Behavior
Watch Sniffy for a few minutes. Slowing him down to his slowest speed may help. Then make a list of 4-5 behaviors that you see Sniffy do. Take a shot at operationally defining each of the behaviors. Remember that this is NOT a test. It's a little project to get the ball rolling. Write up your thoughts and post them on the Discussion Forum before Monday's class. We'll discuss your behaviors and use them from an in-class project on Monday. If you have any problems - DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT! We'll figure things out :)Have fun with Sniffy. Please bring your disk (Sniffy) to lab on Monday and Tuesday - we may need lots of copies for a class assignment.
A slideshow on operant conditioning. There are no notes associated with these slides. After taking this class you should be able to combine these slides with what you have learned and be able to give this presentation.
What caption would you write for the image below if you were using it in the context of conditioning and learning? Can you find some other good images that could be used to illustrace C&L concepts?
by Dr. Plonsky.
I have found that many people confuse negative reinforcement and punishment. These people include dog trainers, college students, and surprisingly, even many college professors and Introduction to Psychology textbooks. In fact, I recently read the book Don't Shoot the Dog! by Karen Pryor and was a bit dismayed to find this confusion there as well. Note that this is not an attempt to flame the book or criticize it unduly. I like the book and learned a lot from it. I recommend it highly to anyone interested in training animals (and sometimes even those interested in training their children). Nonetheless, I do believe that the book suffers from the problem of confusing negative reinforcement and punishment. As such it propagates this confusion because many dog trainers look to this book as a definitive source on the science of behavior.
What do you make of these? How do they relate to what we have been studying? How do they relate to the material in your reference text? Are you familiar with the graph to the extent that you can describe what it is 'saying'?