PSYC 100 College of San Mateo Positive and Negative Reinforcement Lab

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A rat receives an electric shock to his brain every time he presses a bar. Before long, the rat has increased pressing the bar to 50 times an hour.

How is the rat being conditioned? _____________

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In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How is the rating being conditioned" is correct.


Fred's upstairs neighbors have a habit of engaging in noisy arguments. Fred quickly finds that when the neighbors are yelling, he can bang on the pipes of his apartment with a hammer and the neighbors quiet down.

How are his noisy neighbors being conditioned? ______________

How is Fred being conditioned? ______________


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  1. In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How Fred is being conditioned" is correct.
  2. In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How are his noisy neighbors being conditioned" is correct.


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Serika's parents were having a dinner party when Serika decided to throw a tantrum at the table because she didn't want to eat her dinner. Her parents immediately sent her to her room. Angry about being in her room, Serika proceeded to throw her toys about, stomp on the floor, and tear the sheets off the bed. Embarrassed by their uncooperative daughter, Serika's parents agreed to let her out of her room.

When her parents let her out of her room, how was Serika conditioned? ________________

How was Serika initially conditioned? ____________________


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  1. In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How was Serika initially conditioned?" is correct.
  2. In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "When her parents let her out of her room, how was Serika conditioned?" is correct.



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Tim is learning to play the trombone. His teacher notices that Tim likes baseball so she begins to give him a baseball card every time he successfully learns to play a new piece of music.

How is Tim being conditioned? ______________________.

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In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How is Time being conditioning?" is correct.

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Ebony ate something that upset her stomach. Anika suggested that she take a special mixture of peppermint tea and saltine crackers. Ebony took the cure and felt much better. The next time Ebony felt sick to her stomach, she fixed herself peppermint tea and crackers.

How has Ebony been conditioned?


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In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How has Ebony been conditioned?" is correct.

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If he doesn't do the dishes every night, Joseph knows he'll have to stay home all day Saturday and cut the grass.

How has Joseph been conditioned?



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In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How has Joseph been conditioned?" is correct.



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The hamsters on the eighth floor are getting on a fitness kick. When a horn sounds, they jump on their wheels and begin running. They know if they don't jump on the wheel, a blast of cold air will blow.

How are the hamsters being conditioned? _________________


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In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How are the hamsters being conditioned?" is correct.



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Andrew is upset because every time he goes to school, the 5th grade boys make fun of him. Andrew's mother has noticed that Andrew is complaining of being sick every morning and asking to stay home from school.

If his mother allows him to stay home, how will his mother condition his behavior? __________________


How have the 5th grade boys conditioned Andrew? ______________


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  1. In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How have the 5th grade boys conditioned Andrew??" is correct.
  2. In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "If his mother allows him to stay home, how will his mother condition his behavior?" is correct.


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Manuel refuses to take out the trash so his mother refuses to allow him to watch his favorite TV show in the evening.

How has Manuel been conditioned? _______________

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In a sentence or two describe how you know that the type of conditioning you selected regarding "How has Manuel been conditioned?" is correct.

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Psych Lab Assignment
1. Positive reinforcement
2. I know that positive reinforcement is the correct form of conditioning because the rat is
receiving stimuli after their behavior and because of the stimuli, the response was
strengthened.
3. Negative reinforcement; Negative reinforcement
4. I know that negative reinforcement is the correct form of conditioning for both the
neighbors and Fred because the neighbors understand that if they stop yelling, then
Fred won’t bang the wrench on the pipe. Likewise, Fred unde...


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