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Week 7 Notes - Intro to Psychology (PSYCH 1101)

by: Brooke Mays

Week 7 Notes - Intro to Psychology (PSYCH 1101) PSYCH 1101

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These are the notes from the 7th week of 2/23/2016 - 2/25/2016 from Professor Verlaque's class at Augusta University. I will be uploading new notes weekly. Thanks for looking!
Introduction to Psychology
Verlaque, L.
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brooke Mays on Sunday February 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYCH 1101 at Georgia Regents University taught by Verlaque, L. in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Psychology in Psychlogy at Georgia Regents University.


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Date Created: 02/28/16
2/23/16 – 2/25/16 Week 7 Psychology Notes 2/23/2016 ­ Short Day of Class, no professor Operate conditioning ­ Chosen behaviors Classical conditioning ­ Automatic, reflexive behaviors Adjust behaviors though positive and negative reinforcement ­ Reinforcers strengthen a behavior ­ Punishments weaken a behavior Positive Reinforcement ­ Add a positive stimulus ­ Treats ­ Strengthen a behavior Negative Reinforcement ­ Take away a negative stimulus ­ Stop annoying beeping by putting on seatbelt ­ Strengthen a behavior Positive Punishment ­ Adding a negative stimulus ­ Spanking ­ Weakens a behavior Negative Punishment ­ Taking away a positive stimulus ­ Taking away cell phone ­ Weaken a behavior Shaping – process of getting someone or something to do what you want 2/23/16 – 2/25/16 Grades in Middle School ­ PR – $$ for every A on your report card ­ NR – don’t have to do chores if you make all A’s ­ PP – have to do siblings chores if your grades go down ­ NP – you don’t get to play video games if your grades go down Significant other needs to pick up clothes ­ PR – say thank you or give them a kiss when they pick up clothes ­ NR – you stop nagging them about it ­ PP – cry if they keep leaving their clothes around ­ NP – break up with them if they keep leaving their clothes around Punishment > Reinforcement in the case of avoiding dangers and in natural settings Immediate and certain more effective than severe punishments Operation Rolling Thunder ­ Cops stake out to catch drunk drivers ­ Check points at every block ­ Immediate and certain more effective than severity  Temper tantrums ­ Positive Reinforcement for child when they get their way ­ Negative reinforcement for the parents when they give in ­ Cycle of mutual reinforcement, they feed off of each other Puppy bites ­ Stop paying attention – Negative punishment Discriminating  ­ Will do trained behavior when you’re around but do whatever they want when you’re  gone ­ Happens a lot when using negative punishment ­ Attitude of fear and hatred Positive punishment – gets children the most excited and optimistic  2/23/16 – 2/25/16 Schedules of Reinforcement 1.) Interval – time based ­ Fixed – every so often (getting paid on Friday) ­ Variable – after an unpredictable amount of time 2.) Ratio – behavior/instances ­ Fixed – after every so many behaviors ­ Ratio – after an unpredictable amount of behaviors (a pat on the back at work) Fixed ratio – high rate of response Variable ratio – high consistent responders even without a reward, slot machines! They resist  extinction Interval – slow rates of responding Fixed interval – checking clock at the end of class  


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