The purpose of this writing assignment is to assess your knowledge of Psychology and your ability to apply that knowledge to situations in life. This material is covered in the “Learning” Chapter 6 (pages 204-343 in the Lilienfeld text)
This assignment should be between 1300-1700 words (about 4-5 pages). You should have an introductory and a concluding paragraph. You need to appropriately cite your sources (at least 3 outside sources in addition to the textbook) using APA style throughout the text and at the end of the paper in the reference section. Paper must have the following APA format parameters; 12pt Times New Roman font, Double spaced, 1 inch margins. This paper is not a full research report, so you do not need an abstract, cover-page, Materials and Methods section, results or discussion sections.
Your paper should cite the textbook, and at least 3 additional sources using APA format. Here is a link to a citation guide for APA style for properly citing references from various types of sources:
Specific instructions for this essay:
1) Describe and contrast (in your own words) classical and operant conditioning.
2) Discuss and explain how classical conditioning concepts are found in two topics you choose from the list immediately below, or you may come up with your own topic(s) that involve classical conditioning. Find and incorporate an example of both topics that you find written about in other sources such as; internet sources, newspapers, or scientific journal articles one for each of your two chosen topics. (A total of 2 examples that you correctly cite in APA format). List of suggested possible topics:
-Higher order conditioning in advertisements
3) Imagine you are a life coach. Using principles of operant conditioning and at least one reference (a total of a single reference needed between A and B) from an outside source, not your textbook, explain in detail how you would use operant conditioning principles to:
A. Work with a client who wants to stop biting her fingernails.
B. Help a second client who considers himself lazy and wants to make himself exercise for 30 minutes at least 5 times a week for the next 6 months.
4) Briefly sum up the importance of classical and operant conditioning principles in everyday life.
Additional Tips for the paper!
Papers must use APA format in the text when citing a reference (author, year) or (author, year, pg# if quote) and a properly formatted APA reference section including all sources cited at the end of the paper.
Look at the grading rubric so you know all the grading criterafor this assignment.