The principles of behaviorism

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Module Three Activity Template
For this journal activity, in order to better understand the principles of behaviorism, you will review the overview
as well as thoughtfully apply theory to your lived experiences to complete the Module Three Activity Template.
In the template, you must address each of the following rubric criteria with a minimum of 2 to 5 sentences.
Describe a specific behavior that you learned in response to an external stimulus. Address the following in your
response:
What external stimulus affected your behavior?
Were you aware that your behavior was being influenced by the stimulus? If so, how did you know?
Explain whether the conditioned behavior was positive or negative.
If positive, in what ways can you continue to reinforce this behavior?
If negative, what are some steps you can take to change this behavior?
Describe a specific behavior that you changed in response to an external stimulus. Address the following in
your response:
What external stimulus affected your behavior?
Were you aware that your behavior was being influenced by the stimulus? If so, how did you know?
Explain whether the change in behavior was positive or negative.
If positive, in what ways can you continue to reinforce this behavior?
If negative, and if it is something that you would like to change again, what are some steps you can take to
change this behavior?
Explain why one of the behaviors described above is an example of classical conditioning (Watson), operant
conditioning (Skinner), or neither of these. Address the following in your response:
If one of the above types of conditioning applies to your example, which specific features helped you to identify
it?
Explain why this type of conditioning is most effective in learning or changing this behavior.
If neither type of conditioning applies to the behavior, why is this the case? Explain your response in terms of
specific conditioning features (e.g., stimulus, response, association) or inherent aspects of the behavior itself.

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