To prepare for this discussion, please read Chapter 5 of your textbook. In addition, watch Classical and Operant Conditioning. Finally, review Instructor Guidance and Announcements. In this discussion, you will consider learning from a psychological perspective by explaining operant conditioning and applying it to a real-life scenario. Be sure to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. appropriately throughout your post. ThinkstockPhotos-159290591.jpg ThinkstockPhotos-483897106.jpg •Watch Classical and Operant Conditioning, which distinguishes between classical and operant conditioning by describing many important concepts. &amp;amp;amp;nbsp; •Discuss learning. In your discussion, include the following: ◦Describe operant conditioning. ◦Select one of the following situations from everyday life in which learning (i.e. a relatively permanent change in behavior) is desirable. ◾Margot wants her husband, Todd, to stop leaving his dirty laundry on the floor. ◾Coach K wants to increase his basketball players’ free throw percentages. ◾Mr. Moore wants his dog to stop jumping up on visitors. ◾Biggs Boss wants his employees to arrive on time. ◾Mrs. O’Neill wants her preschoolers to raise their hands before speaking. ◾Joe wants his son to earn good grades. ◾Jack wants his girlfriend, Jill, to show more affection. ◾Marty wants his friend, Dave, to stop smoking. ◾ Insert your own situation: ____________________________________ •Prepare a behavior modification plan in which you effectively utilize operant conditioning principles to change the behavior of the targeted individual(s). ◦Clearly identify and describe suitable reinforcers or punishers to attain your desired outcome. ◦Example: If I want my son to eat his vegetables (i.e., increase a desired behavior), I could do several things. ◾If he eats his vegetables, I could apply a positive reinforcer by adding something he does like, such as screen time; alternatively, I could apply a negative reinforcer by taking away something he does not like, such as one of his weekly chores. ◾If he does not eat his vegetables, I could apply a positive punisher by adding something he does not like, such as a new weekly chore; alternatively, I could apply a negative punisher by taking away something he does like, such as screen time. ◦Defend your use of reinforcement and/or punishment as applied to the scenario. Why did you choose it? Why do you expect it to work? ◦Apply your knowledge of ethical considerations as relevant to operant conditioning. •Remember to use your own academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and apply in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. appropriately throughout your post. Post your initial response of 250 words
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