Answer these questions in essay
format, using the instructions provided in the Assignment Instructions folder.Review the Essay 1 Grading Rubric to see how
your essay will be graded.
Explain how you would
evoke a startle response (reflex) using classical conditioning in an
unsuspecting friend using an abnormal signal (produces the reflex).Describeyour
friend’s reflex response and a signal that will produce that reflex response;
then choose another signal for the reflex and predict the outcome of using that
signal.Clearly label the Unconditioned Stimulus (UCS), Unconditioned Response (UCR),
Conditioned Stimulus (CS), and Conditioned Response (CR).Include a description
of the setting and process for this hypothetical situation.
Describe how you would
use operant conditioning, with a program of shaping, to get a messy roommate to
make his/her bed neatly.Include and label the antecedent stimulus, response,
and reinforcement of the changing program standards, and a method of
self-regulation for the roommate.
In a hypotheticalpsychology
internship, you have encountered a child with destructive tendencies.She bites
herself, her dog, and your bag of supplies.Being afraid for her safety and your
own well-being, you institute a plan to change her behavior.Suggest a
punishment, with her possible reactions to that punishment.Then, try
substituting an alternative behavior by reinforcing an incompatible
response.Label the antecedent stimulus for the biting response, Punishment I or
II, escape or avoidance, and the reinforcement for the new named response.What
do you consider to be the best theory or method for improving this child’s
Give an example of a
situation where you can model more effective behavior for someone whom you
could positively influence.Describein detail: yourself (the model), the
observer, the behavior, and the reinforcement using at least 5principles of
Social Learning Theory.
This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of