Write a 5–6-page examination of how conditioning changes some of your own behaviors.
While modern research in psychology is not explicitly behaviorist in its approach, behaviorism is still relevant in certain areas today. For example, it is often taken for granted today that objective, quantitative measures will be used in psychological studies, as opposed to the introspective reports that were used in many types of research in the early 1900s.
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Think about examples of how your own behavior can change due to conditioning effects—how rewards and punishments have shaped your own behavior over the years. What role have rewards and punishments played in your life? For example, how did your parents encourage you to learn multiplication tables or drive a car? Even job incentives can be framed in terms of rewards and punishments to improve employee performance.
In preparation for this assessment, research behaviorism and some of the classic studies conducted by John Watson and B. F. Skinner. It is important to understand the basic principles of behaviorism and how behaviorism fits into psychology research today. Find a peer-reviewed research study that addresses the theory or treatment of phobias that was published within the last 8 years.
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Strive to be as concise as possible and limit the length of your completed assessment to 5–6 pages, in addition to a title page and a references page. Support your statements and analyses with references and citations from at least three resources.
Conditioning Theories Scoring Guide
CRITERIANON-PERFORMANCEBASICPROFICIENTDISTINGUISHEDSummarize a scholarly research article regarding treatment.Does not summarize a scholarly research article regarding the treatment of phobias.Partially summarizes a scholarly research article regarding the treatment of phobias, but the summary is incomplete.Summarizes a scholarly research article regarding the treatment of phobias.Summarizes the key points of a scholarly research article regarding the treatment of phobias in a clear and concise manner.Describe aspects of a scholarly research article that reflects conditioning principles.Does not identify aspects of a scholarly research article that reflects conditioning principles.Identifies aspects of a scholarly research article that reflects conditioning principles, but provides little or no description.Describes aspects of a scholarly research article that reflects conditioning principles.Describes aspects of a scholarly research article that reflects conditioning principles and supports conclusions with a strong rationale.Analyze how conditioning is relevant today.Does not describe how conditioning is relevant today.Describes how conditioning is relevant today, but provides little or no analysis.Analyzes how conditioning is relevant today.Evaluates how conditioning is relevant today and supports conclusions with examples.Apply conditioning theory and research to personal learning experiences.Does not apply conditioning theory and research to personal learning experiences.Attempts to apply conditioning theory and research to personal learning experiences but the application is incomplete or inappropriate to the situation.Applies conditioning theory and research to personal learning experiences.Applies conditioning theory and research to personal learning experiences and supports conclusions with a strong rationale. Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.Writing does not support a central idea. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.Writes to support an idea but is inconsistent and contains numerous errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Writes to coherently support a central idea with few errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics.Writes coherently, using evidence to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics, as expected of a psychology professional.Successfully implement APA style.Does not apply proper APA formatting and style.Written communication is adequate but has some APA errors and inconsistencies.Successfully implements APA style with only minor errors in format.Applies scholarly writing skills, and uses proper APA formatting and style in the body of the paper and references list.
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