Operant Conditioning Demonstration

Operant Conditioning Demonstration
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Students engage in a partner activity to demonstrate the effects of operant conditioning, specifically positive reinforcement and positive punishment.

Student A's job is to teach Student B to begin sentences with a certain word (they pick the word; most commonly "The" or "I" are chosen). Student A informs Student B they are to speak 50 sentences, but they give no other instructions.

When Student B gives a sentence that DOES begin with the appropriate word, Student A reinforces Student B with positive reinforcement (a "good job", a smile, etc.). When Student B gives a sentence that DOES NOT begin with the appropriate word, Student A applies positive punishment (a frown, a shake of the head, etc.).

A "scoring sheet" is included to see how Student B's sentences change as the reinforcement and punishment is being applied.

I usually have students do this the day after introducing operant conditioning, but you could also probably give it prior and it would still be effective.
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Operant Conditioning Demonstration