Instrumental Conditioning Paper

Sep 14th, 2013
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Select a learning situation, such as learning how to ride a bike, or learning how to cook scrambled eggs. Toilet training is a common selection; however, see if you can come up with something other than this one as it is the most commonly used.  I will accept any learning situation you select, my comment is only to see if can stretch your thoughts beyond the obvious or common situations and to encourage your creativity, as well as your research.

 
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you evaluate the application of instrumental conditioning to your selected learning situation. As a part of your evaluation, you must address the following items:

  • Describe your selected learning situation.
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of positive and negative reinforcement as

  they relate to your selected situation.

  • Explain the role of reward and punishment in your selected learning situation.
  • Explain which form of instrumental conditioning would be most effective in your selected situation.

Include at least three references from scholarly sources. Please submit final version to the Assignment Section.

Week IV Due Day 7: Instrumental Conditioning Paper

Paper-Scoring Rubric (150 points)- PSYCH 550

Content

110 Points

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

Instrumental Conditioning Paper Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze forms of simple stimulus learning. As a part of your analysis, you must address the following items:
Describe your selected learning situation.

Compare and contrast the concepts of positive and negative reinforcement as they relate to your selected situation.

Explain the role of reward and punishment in your selected learning situation.

Explain which form of instrumental conditioning would be most effective in your selected situation.

Your analysis should include at least three references from scholarly sources.

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and /or persuasive.

The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.

Major points are stated clearly and are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis.

Organization / Development

20  Points

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

The paper has a structure that is clear, logical, and easy to follow.

The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.

The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Transitions between sentences/paragraphs/sections aid in maintaining the flow of thought.

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

Mechanics

20  Points

Points Earned

Additional Comments:

The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices follow APA guidelines for format.

Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.

The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied.

Spelling is correct.

 Total 150 points

Points Earned

 Additional Comments

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