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Topics Conditioning Begin by reviewing Chapter 5 beginning on page 162. Chapter 5 discusses classical conditioning and the experiments of Ivan Pavlov, operant conditioning, and B. F. Skinner’s contributions to the field in particular with his discussion on rewards and punishment. Chapter 5 also discusses cognitive approaches to learning, which include latent learning and observational learning based on Bandura’s experiments. Then, write your essay about one of the following topics: 1. Choose one of these conditioning/learning styles and discuss how it may be applied to child rearing. In essay format, create a plan to help get a young child to clean his/her room.

Essay Assignment OBJECTIVE To successfully complete this course, you must write an essay based on information found in your textbook Psychology and Your Lifeby Robert S. Feldman. The great thing about this assignment is there is NO outside research necessary! Choose oneof the topics and submit a well-written essay based on that topic. Your essay should be 750 to 1,000 words long. Remember: If you use the exact words of your textbook’s authors, you must use quotation marks and cite the information properly. To learn more about proper formatting of citations for both in-text and a reference page, visit www2.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citapa.htm. Note: The only source you may use is your textbook. Any use of outside information will result in an automatic post of 1 percent.

1. Choose one of these conditioning/learning styles and discuss how it may be applied to child rearing. In essay format, create a plan to help get a young child to clean his/her room.

2. Conditioning still plays a role in punishment, and the text discusses the pros and cons of punishment and why reinforcement “beats” punishment. Explain the theory behind this phenomenon and give an example of it by how you used it when training an animal.