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- History and major theories of behavioral perspectives
- Thorndike and the law of effect
- Classical and operant conditioning
- Watson and Little Albert
- Reinforcement schedules
- The Premack principle
- Minimization of undesirable classroom behaviors
1. Behavioral Theory: Thorndike and the Law of Effect
How can outside forces change the way we behave? Why are people's actions shaped by rewards, such as money or good grades, or punishments, such as losing money or feeling pain? This lesson is an introduction to the famous psychologist Thorndike and his foundational research on why consequences of behavior, such as rewards or punishments, affect our future choices.
2. Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples
Can you be conditioned to associate something new with something else you naturally respond to? In this lesson, we'll take a look at a famous psychological experiment that tested how brains have the ability to automatically react to new stimuli if it's conditioned correctly.
3. Psychologist John Watson & the Little Albert Experiment
Does classical conditioning work on humans? In this lesson, you'll explore this question as poor Little Albert is taught to fear a rat. You'll also see how classical conditioning can be used in advertising.
4. Operant Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Theory & Examples
How do we adapt our behaviors to our advantage? Can we learn from punishment and reward? With operant conditioning, our behaviors are shaped based off the responses we get from them.
5. Schedules of Reinforcement in Psychology: Continuous & Partial
Have you ever wondered how our behavior is conditioned? How does the timing of rewards affect our behavior and our learning? In this lesson, we'll take a close look at how reinforcement scheduling can influence how fast we learn a behavior and how well the behavior is maintained.
6. Applying the Premack Principle in the Classroom
The Premack Principle is a famous idea in psychology that can help teachers with classroom management. In this lesson, learn how the Premack Principle relates to what motivates us as individuals.
7. What is Shaping in Psychology? - Definition & Examples
How can teachers shape the behavior of their students? In this lesson, you'll not only discover how a pigeon learned how to bowl, but you'll also study the steps required to shape complex acts into continuous behaviors.
8. Reducing Undesirable Behaviors in the Classroom
This lesson covers several options for reducing bad behavior in the classroom, including time out, satiation and token economies. The lesson touches on how to use these techniques, and what to avoid when trying to encourage good behavior.
9. Behavioral Isolation: Definition & Examples
What prevents closely related species from reproducing? Behavioral isolation is an important evolutionary mechanism that helps members of the same species identify each other as proper mates.
10. B.F. Skinner's Theories: Overview
B.F. Skinner was a psychologist who had a profound impact on the development of behaviorism and our understanding of the function of rewards and punishments. Learn about Skinner's theories and how his discoveries may be impacting your day-to-day life in this lesson.
11. Law of Effect in Psychology: Definition & Example
In this lesson, you will learn to define the law of effect, as well as develop an understanding of the impact that it had on the field of behavioral psychology. Following this lesson, you will have an opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
12. Behavior Management Strategies for Middle School
Teachers often need strategies to help manage behavior in the classroom. This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to manage the behaviors of middle school students. A short quiz will follow that will test your knowledge.
13. Classroom Behavior Management Ideas for Teachers
There are many strategies for managing behavior within the classroom. It is important to understand why the behavior occurs before implementing a behavior management plan to address the behavior. This lesson looks at the steps involved prior to developing a behavior management plan.
14. Classroom Management Strategies for Middle School Teachers
In this lesson, we will explore some classroom management strategies for middle school teachers, including ways to address, prevent or reduce issues related to boredom and behavior. When you finish with the lesson, you'll also have a chance to take a short quiz and test your own knowledge of classroom management strategies.
15. Complex Behavior: Definition & Learning
What do behavioral psychology and Rube Goldberg machines have in common? Find out in this lesson! Explore some basic tenets of behavior and look at examples of complex behavior.
16. Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology
As a science, psychology depends upon research to uncover new evidence. As a therapeutic discipline, the well-being of patients is a major priority for psychologists as well. Evidence-based practice is how research and patient care intersect in psychology.
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