Classical Conditioning Project Ideas

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

Educate your high school students about classical conditioning with these helpful project ideas, which will emphasize cooperating together and using analytical skills.

Why Classical Conditioning?

Ivan Pavlov and John Watson were two famous psychologists who brought classical conditioning to the forefront of the scientific field. Two stimuli are paired together, and eventually, they create a conditioned response. The studies have been considered controversial at times, but in the end, many scientists believe they will help to better understand the actions and motivations of animals and humans. The following projects to be completed in pairs and groups will assist your high schoolers as they cooperate together to accomplish their goals and learn about classical conditioning.

Classical Conditioning and Phobias Science Fair Booths

Materials: colored markers, construction paper (one large sheet and two small sheets per pair of students), glue, Internet device, scissors, tape

Science fair booths are ideal ways to showcase the concept of phobias. In addition, your students can work together in pairs and compete for small prizes.

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