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Attachments - Operant Conditioning

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AQA Spec A PSYA1 Attachments   Like the classical conditioning powerpoint, this one outlines the process of operant conditioning before going on to get the students to apply the process to attachment formation.  Timings of images are set to suit my commentary and presentation style, so if you use this you will need to run it through a few times to see when to advance images.  Haven't included notes with this presentation because I think it's clear enough.

Shaping - those rats don't teach themselves y'know

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An often neglected side of Skinners work. It revolutionised psychology by industrialising research: get your lab assistant to train a bunch of rats, then you can run a room full of experiments all at once. You write it up and get the kudos, the lab assistants do all the smelly work. The lab assistant's contribution was key, but unsung. They had to create the behaviour that was then manipulated. This took longer than classical conditioning (typically less than a dozen associations, depending on

Eddie in Skinner box

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Eddie the rat shows how a Skinner box works  

An idea by Eileen Richardson

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My idea is ...I got my student to make Skinner boxes. We used cardboard boxes from packs of A4 printer paper. Students were told that their boxes were to be aimed at lazy pet owners whose pets could ...

An idea by Nicole Read

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My idea is ...when doing conditioning with GCSE get them to make a Skinner box! I did this with a group of lower level learners and they loved it! it was themed the mystery lesson. They came in and we ...