Positive Reinforcement in the Classroom


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Which theorist taught pigeons to play ping pong using operant conditioning?

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1. Which of the following terms describes changing behavior through the use of reinforcements?

2. Which of the following is an example of an intrinsic reward?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One technique that is being used more in schools today is positive reinforcement. To gauge your knowledge of this process and its purpose for education, use the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested over the following topics:

  • Term that describes changing behavior with the use of reinforcements
  • Psychologist who taught pigeons how to play ping pong
  • An example of an extrinsic reward
  • How reinforcements can be effective
  • Intrinsic rewards

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about intrinsic and extrinsic rewards
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about how to make reinforcements effective
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the person who taught pigeons how to play ping pong and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Gain even more knowledge about this technique by using the lesson Positive Reinforcement in the Classroom. Use this lesson to analyze more about:

  • The differences between intrinsic and extrinsic rewards
  • Benefits of using positive reinforcement
  • Types of conditioning