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Psych3K  Chapter 7, Assignment 2


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The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the principles of operant conditioning, using appropriate terminology.

Select, and identify, an appropriate animal as your learner.
Select, and identify, an appropriate behavior for operant conditioning.
the Response you are after
the Consequence you are using
the Schedule(s) of Reinforcement you are using

Describe, in detail, the procedure you would follow to condition the animal to respond as you wish him/her to respond.  Be sure to explain how you would get the behavior to appear the first time, and how you would increase the likelihood of the behavior being repeated in the future.