C04J Introduction to Psychology, Principles application of operant conditioning to modify an existing behavior

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ASSIGNMENT 04 C04J Introduction to Psychology Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the "Assignment Format" page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements. Part A For Part A of this assignment, you will apply the principles of operant conditioning to modify an existing behavior. Target a behavior to be modified, either an undesirable behavior that you would like to eliminate or a desirable behavior that you would like to strengthen. 1. Generate a plausible explanation for why the problem exists. 2. Describe one (1) reason why you want to change the behavior and one (1) benefit the change will bring. 3. Carefully design a program for modifying the behavior, making sure to include all relevant conditioning principles incorporated within your plan (which might include the use of positive and negative reinforcers, punishment, shaping, schedules of reinforcement, modeling, extinction, stimulus discrimination or generalization, primary and secondary reinforcers, and so on.) Your plan should include three (3) steps. Part B Design a series of test items that would indicate the different intelligences according to Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Provide one (1) original example of how you would test each of the eight (8) different intelligences. Grading Rubric Please refer to the rubric below for the grading criteria for this assignment. CATEGORY Part A: Explanation of problem (10 points) Exemplary 10 points Student provides a clear, logical explanation for the identified problem. 10 points Student provides at least 1 clear, logical reason why they want to change the behavior and at least 1 clear, logical benefit the change will bring. Satisfactory 8 points Student provides a mostly clear, logical explanation for the identified problem. 8 points Student provides at least 1 mostly clear, logical reason why they want to change the behavior and at least 1 mostly clear, logical benefit the change will bring. Unsatisfactory 5 points Student provides a weak or unclear explanation for the identified problem. 5 points Student provides at least 1 weak or unclear reason why they want to change the behavior and at least 1 weak or unclear benefit the change will bring. Unacceptable 2 points Student provides a poor explanation for the identified problem. 2 points Student provides at least 1 poor reason why they want to change the behavior and at least 1 poor benefit the change will bring. Part A: Behavior 20 points modification Student provides a clear, program (20 points) logical description of a behavior modification program with at least 3 steps. 15 points Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of a behavior modification program with 2-3 steps. 10 points Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of a behavior modification program with 1-2 steps. 5 points Student provides a weak or unclear description of a behavior modification program with 1 step. Part B: Intelligence 40 points test items (40 Student provides at least 8 points) clear, logical, original test items covering each of the 8 intelligences. 30 points Student provides 6-7 mostly clear, logical, original test items covering each of the 8 intelligences. 20 points Student provides 3-5 mostly clear, logical, original test items covering each of the 8 intelligences. 10 points Student provides 1-2 mostly clear, logical, original test items covering each of the 8 intelligences. Mechanics (10 Points) 8 points Student makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. 8 points The paper is written in proper format with only 1-2 errors. All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and most are cited correctly. 5 points Student makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. 5 points The paper is written in proper format with only 3-5 errors. Most sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited correctly. 2 points Student makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. 2 points The paper is not written in proper format. Many sources used for quotes and facts are less than credible (suspect) and/or are not cited correctly. Part A: Behavior change (10 points) 10 points Student makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. Format (10 Points) 10 points The paper is written in proper format. All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited correctly.

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