1) A common difficulty faced by many parents is teaching children to go to bed at night without fussing or throwing a tantrum. a) What do parents do that may inadvertently produce the behavior that they find so troublesome? Are there discriminative s
My Thoughts on Marriage and Divorce
I was raised in a very traditional household, as an only child, with very traditional family
members. My current take on marriage and divorce is that they dont belong in the same
sentence. I am a firm believer in never
Ian Tierson Extinction: Read Chapter 9 69) Describe the basic behavioral and emotional consequences of extinction. The two basic behavioral effects are an increase in response variability and decreases in the rate of responding. The emotional consequ
Ian Tierson Pavlovian conditioning: Read Chapter 4 23) What is the CS-preexposure effect?
The CS-preexposure effect references the difficulty experienced in attempting to condition a stimulus that the subject has been exposed to previously.
Behavior Change Running head: COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR CHANGE
Was that necessary? Modification of Compulsive Behavior Ian Tierson St. John Fisher College
Introduction Everyone has habits. They are an unpleasant fact. They can be u
Ian Tierson 4/9/2008 Dr. Phelan Steps 2 & 3 Step 2: I eat between ten and fifteen meals in a week. At every one of these meals, I take all three pieces of available silverware. I always use my fork, but about one out of every sixteen meals requires a
Ian Tierson 4/9/2008 Dr. Phelan
The behavior I wish to modify is my tendency to do unnecessary things in a compulsive manner. For example, when I go to the cafeteria, I always grab a fork a knife and a spoon. This happens even if I already have all
Method 1: “shoot the dog”
Destroy all sweets in your house, and cease to buy any more.
Method 2: Punishment
Feel guilty every time you indulge in sweets.
Method 3: Negative Reinforcement
Have someone reprimand
Instrumental/Operant conditioning: Read Chapter 5 34) What is the difference between elicited and emitted behaviors?
Elicited behaviors are extracted. Emitted behaviors are given off.
What is the difference between discrete trial procedures an
16) Classical conditioning may play an important role in interpersonal attraction. Using
what you know about Pavlovain conditioning, explain how. If the unconditioned stimulus, passion or excitement, is coupled with the conditioned stimu
Pavlovian conditioning: Read Chapter 3
10) My cats always run to the kitchen when they hear their food being poured into their bowls. The other night, while preparing dinner, I noticed that my cats ran to the kitchen when I poured rice i
Ian Tierson HW 1 1) "Learning is an enduring change in the mechanisms of behavior involving specific stimuli and/or responses that results from prior experience with those or similar stimuli and responses" (Domjan, 2006: 14). It is important to disti
PSYC 281: Learning Discussion/HW Packet
Dr. Phelan SP07
Questions from this packet will be used for in class discussion. Many of the questions will be assigned for HW and collected. This packet will also be used for creating short answer questions
The Role of Happiness in My Life
Before I jump in to the role of happiness in my life, I think its important to address what
happiness is. In my opinion, happiness is such a vague term. This is because anyone can put
on a mask and say Im a happy person, b