1. Create a classical conditioning or operant example. Ask your classmates to identify each component of the example (i.e., unconditioned/conditioned stimulus/response or positive/negative reinforcement/punishment).
Mr. McDuffie’s example-A researcher conditions a dog to blink to the appearance of a stuffed animal by first flashing a bright light in the dog’s face (so that the dog blinks). Then, in the next trial, the researcher pairs the light with a stuffed animal. Finally, in the last trial, only the stuffed animal is used and the dog is observed to blink at the sight of the stuffed animal. Identify the Unconditioned stimulus, neutral stimulus, conditioned stimulus, unconditioned response, and conditioned response. What does this type of research tell us about animals and how they learn? (250 words)
2. For you animal lovers, explain, in your opinion and from what you’ve learned from the lecture, why a dog or cat can be trained using classical and/or operant conditioning but not with Bandura’s methods of learning. (Hint: dogs and cats can’t learn well by merely observing each other). Explain how you could, for example, teach a chimpanzee sign language using Bandura’s methods. (250 words)
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