Psychology assignment 3-1

  1. Assignment 3-1:  Explain, if you think that the following behaviors are examples of classical or operant conditioning and why.  Do this in a word document in full sentences. This assignment is worth 20 points.

    1. Whenever Herbie takes his dog for a walk, he puts on a red jacket.  He noticed that one day when he reached for the jacket; the dog got all excited and ran to the door.

    2. Your best friend has the air conditioning set very low at her house.  You experienced shivering when you have been there because you were so cold.  Now as you approach her house you start to shiver.

    3. Herbie parked in a handicapped parking space and got a ticket with a huge fine.  Now he is willing to park blocks away and walk to his destination.

    4. Your psychology teacher decided that dissecting a sheep brain would be beneficial.  You decided that it was absolutely gross.  At dinner, your mom put mashed potatoes on your plate and then put a platter of a steamed cauliflower on the table.  You looked at both the potatoes and cauliflower and imagined the sheep brain and left the table screaming.

    5. Your friend complimented you on your new shorter haircut and since then you have decided to keep your hair short.