Explain what extinction means and how it is achieved in both classical and operant conditioning.

Explain what extinction means and how it is achieved in both classical and operant conditioning..

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SYLLABUS

College of Social Sciences

PSY/300 Version 2

General Psychology

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Course Description

 

General Psychology is a survey course which introduces the student to the major topics in scientific psychology as applied to human behavior. Applications of these principles will be made to the human experience.

 

Policies

 

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

 

·         University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document.

·         Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

 

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

 

Course Materials

 

Kowalski, R., & Westen, D. (2011). Psychology (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

 

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

 

Week OneThe Science of Psychology
  Details Due Points
Objectives 1.1  Examine the major underlying assumptions of the various schools of thought in psychology.

1.2  Explain how psychological research applies to various aspects of personal and social life.

1.3  Determine what guidelines should be applied to the evaluation of psychological research and practices.

1.4  Identify ethical dilemmas that may arise in psychological research.

1.5  Describe the basic biological foundations of psychology.

   
Readings Read Ch. 1–3 of Psychology.

Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

   
Participation Participate in class discussion, posting one, 200+ word essay for each of the two DQs. Days 3 & 5 2
Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions on four days, two responses per day.   2
Nongraded Activities and Preparation

MyPsychLab

Use the link on the student web page to access and view the following video clips:

 

·         Branches of Psychology

·         The Complexity of Humans

   
Individual Foundations of Psychology Paper Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you examine the foundations of psychology. In your paper be sure to address the following components:

·         Identify the major schools of thought in psychology and examine their major underlying assumptions.

·         Describe the biological foundations of psychology.

 

Use at least three credible, authored references.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Day 6 5

 

 

Week Two:Sensation and Perception

Learning

  Details Due Points
Objectives 2  

2.1  Describe the concepts of transduction and absolute threshold.

2.2  Examine sensation as it relates to the visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory systems.

2.3  Distinguish sensation from perception.

2.4  Explore the conditioning processes involved with learning.

2.5  Distinguish between classical and operant conditioning.

2.6  Define unconditioned stimulus, conditioned stimulus, reinforcement, shaping, and extinction.

2.7  Examine cognitive-social models of learning.

   
Readings Read Ch. 4 & 5 of Psychology.

Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

   
Participation Participate in class discussion, posting one, 200+ word essay for each of the two DQs Days 3 & 5 2
Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion question posts of others on four days, two responses per day.   2
Nongraded Activities and Preparation

MyPsychLab

Use the link on the student web page to access and view the following video clips:

·         A Nobel-Winning Study in Feature Detectors

·         Frequency and Amplitude of Sound Waves

·         The Shaping Process

   
Learning Team Assignment Complete the Learning Team Charter Day 4 3
Individual

Phobias and Addictions Paper

Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you discuss phobias and addictions as related to classical and operant conditioning.  Phobias and addictions are two emotional difficulties which learning theorists can account for.  Be sure to include the following:

 

Distinguish between classical and operant conditioning

 

·         Explore how phobias can be developed through classical conditioning.

·         Explore how addictions can be developed through operant conditioning..

·         Explain what extinction means and how it is achieved in both classical and operant conditioning.

 

Use at least three credible, authored references

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Explain what extinction means and how it is achieved in both classical and operant conditioning.

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