Psyc Assignment 2.docx - PSYC 221 \u2013 Introduction to Psychological Science Assignment 2 Learning Goal The goal of this assignment is 1 apply the

Psyc Assignment 2.docx - PSYC 221 – Introduction to...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

PSYC 221 – Introduction to Psychological Science Assignment 2: LearningGoal: The goal of this assignment is 1) apply the principles of classical and operant conditioning to shaping behavior and personality 2) to reflect on the limits of this approach. All parts of the assignment need to be typedand submitted to Blackboard under the Assignments tab by 2/1/2018 at 11:59PM. Remember this quote from Watson? “Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors.”Imagine that Watson just left a baby on your doorstep, with a set of instructions informing you that he would like this child to become a Sherlock Holmes-type: a clever and successful detective, rude to others, who has no interest in relationships. (And let’s forget about the fact that we would first call the police and child protective services if a baby were left on our doorstep!). With that task in mind, answer the following questions: 1. Use principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain how you would teach the baby to become just like Sherlock Holmes – a clever and successful detective, rude, with no interest in relationships. Explain at least five ways you would manipulate the environment to shape the baby to become like Sherlock Holmes.
Image of page 1
Image of page 2

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read both pages?

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
A+ icon
Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes