Applying the Premack Principle in the Classroom


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The Premack Principle suggests that _____.

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1. The Premack Principle states that you can guess what behaviors a particular individual enjoys more or less based on observing what aspect of those behaviors?

2. Mr. O'Malley tells his students that if they all complete a difficult worksheet on time, they will be able to have an extra five minutes of recess. By letting the students enjoy a preferred activity after completing a less preferred activity, Mr. O'Malley is utilizing what basic psychological idea?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Premack Principle. To pass the quiz, you will need to understand this psychological theory and how it can be employed in the classroom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The definition of the Premack Principle
  • The aspect of behaviors that indicates how much an individual enjoys them
  • The different types of motivators
  • Examples of the Premack Principle in use
  • The application of the Premack Principle in the classroom

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Premack Principle in the classroom
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Premack Principle
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as extrinsic and intrinsic motivators

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson on the Premark Principle in the classroom to learn more. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describing the history of the Premark Principle
  • Defining the different types of motivators
  • Explaining how the Premark Principle applies to the classroom
  • Exploring examples of the Premark Principle in action