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  1. Review the elements of Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning and Observational Learning in Chapter 6 of your textbook.
  2. Listen to the Goats and Soda podcast entitled “How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)”   and read the follow-up article “How To Get Kids To Do Chores: Does The  Maya Method Work?”.  The article can be accessed through the NPR website  by clicking on the following link: Maya Method (opens in a new window).

Step 2:

In your initial post, thoroughly discuss the following:

  1. Explain  how each of the following learning concepts are demonstrated in the  “Maya Method”. Give concrete examples from the textbook, podcast and  article to support your statements.
    1. Shaping
    2. Positive reinforcement
    3. Unconditioned stimuli
    4. Unconditioned response
    5. Conditioned stimuli
    6. Conditioned response
  2. Discuss the potential consequences of using physical punishment to shape children’s behavior.

Citing Sources:    You must use APA style to reference your source(s) at the end of your  submission.  For this assignment, you must include reference information  for your textbook, the podcast and the article.  Information on how to  format reference information (including a reference generator) in APA  style can be found on the Purdue Online Writing Lab website at (opens in a new window).

Acceptable Length: 300-500 word initial post; 2-3 sentence responses to at least three classmates.

Formatting Requirements:

  • Use 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font
  • Use double line spacing in the document
  • 1-inch margins all around