Psych 111. Writing Assignment

Psych 111. Writing Assignment - Writing Module #1...

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Writing Module #1 Assignment 1.2 Every day, when I finish my classes, I run up to my dorm room in fourth Anderson, slide in my key, punch in my code, burst through the door, drop my bags, throw a bag of popcorn in the microwave, and wait. Wait for the popcorn to finish popping. It takes two-minutes fifty-five seconds to finish popping. Pop! Pop! Ding! In the time it takes to pop a bag of popcorn I could be finishing loads of other things. Because I thrive on being time efficient, I needed to find a way to have the popcorn ready for me when I arrived home for the day. Due to my knowledge of the basic processes of psychology, I was able to condition my roommate to make me popcorn. Now, I had tried simply asking her to pop me a bag before I got home but that question elicited a response of, “No way!” So I was forced to drastic measures; use operant conditioning to train her to perform the action I so desired. On the first day of my trials, I called my
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