Think about a specific behavior of a person or pet who you know that you would either like to encourage or discourage. Describe a program of behavior modification using selective reinforcement and/or punishment that would change that person or animal’s behavior. Post your example to the Behaviorism: Operant Conditioning discussion board on Discourse. In describing your example be sure to identify the discriminative stimulus, and whether you’re using positive/negative reinforcement or punishment.

You can either record your efforts in your private learning journal or you can make your learning public on your blog by using the hastags #IPSY102 #OperatingOthers. Using these hashtags will allow WEnotes to harvest your contribution and add them to the Course feed.