Psychology - Greiner 1 Jeff Greiner Elementary Psychology...

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Greiner 1 Jeff Greiner Elementary Psychology Shaun Vecera 1 March 2008 Brian and I have been friends for four years now. We went to the same High School and have even decided to come to the University of Iowa and room together at the Mayflower. Our friendship is great and we almost always get along. There is one thing about him that drives me crazy, however. Whenever he is on his cellular phone with his friends or girlfriend, whether it is in our room, on a Cambus, eating at Burge, etc., he always talks loudly about topics that would seemingly be private. Not only is it obnoxious but it also makes the ones that have to listen to it uncomfortable. I never realized this terrible habit of his until we got here at school. The behavior that I wish to decrease is the constant discussion over the phone with topics that should not be discussed in public. The behavior that I wish to increase is the awareness of his surroundings so that he understands where he is and what is appropriate for the present setting. The first form of conditioning that I will use in my attempt to change his cellular phone behavior is operant conditioning. With operant conditioning, you change the behavior of the object by supplying consequences for its actions. For example, if a man
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