psychology 315

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Question: 1. A teacher places gold stars on the chalkboard when the students are quiet and attentive. Eventually, the students start becoming quiet and attentive whenever the teacher approaches the chalkboard. Can you explain the students’ behavior in terms of classical conditioning?

2. Recall a time in your life, perhaps when you were a child, when your behaviors were influenced by classical conditioning. Describe in detail the nature of the unconditioned and conditioned stimuli and the response, using the appropriate psychological terms.

3. If posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of classical conditioning, how might psychologists use the principles of classical conditioning to treat the disorder?

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Question: 1.

Give an example from daily life of each of the following: positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, negative punishment.

Question: 2.

Consider the reinforcement techniques that you might use to train a dog to catch and retrieve a Frisbee (or some other trained behavior) that you throw to it.Walk me through what types of learning techniques you would employ.

Question: 3.

Watch the following two videos from current television shows. Can you determine which learning procedures are being demonstrated?

a. The Office: http://www.break.com/usercontent/2009/11/the-office-altoid- experiment-1499823

b. The Big Bang Theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA96Fba-WHk&feature=youtu.be

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Question: 1. Consider the three theories of emotion that we have discussed and provide an example of a situation in which a person might experience each of the three proposed patterns of arousal and emotion.

2. Describe a time when you used nonverbal behaviors to express your emotions or to detect the emotions of others. What specific nonverbal techniques did you use to communicate?

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Question 1: Based on the readings for this week, did you learn any new coping mechanisms? 2. Are there any concepts from the this class which you think can help you with emotion regulation? Can you think of a time that your emotions got the better of you? How might you make better use of your emotions?

Question 2: Can you think of some ways to increase your positive emotions? Do you know what will make you happy? According to the readings, do you believe that material wealth is not as important as you might have thought it would be? Why or why not?

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