Contains a PowerPoint presentation covering the basics of operant conditioning. This would best be used in the Learning unit of a Psychology or AP Psychology course.
The PowerPoint is HIGHLY animated and is designed to capture student attention. Each slide has transitions along with rich, moving media. Additionally, a guided note sheet is included in the zip file to help students follow along with the presentation.
Topics covered include:
-- Differences Between Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning
-- Edward Thorndike and his Cat Studies
-- Thorndike's Law of Effect
-- Reinforcement vs. Punishment
-- Negative vs. Positive
-- Positive Reinforcement
-- Negative Reinforcement
-- Positive Punishment
-- Negative Punishment
-- Limitations of Punishment
-- Numerous examples of every type of operant conditioning
-- Review questions for students to practice operant conditioning
If you're interested in an accompanying worksheet that helps students apply labels to operant conditioning scenarios, please click here
Please note that the fonts "Candara" and "Lithos Pro Regular" are used in these documents. If your computer does not have these fonts installed, it will automatically replace them with a default font, which will cause it to look different than the screenshots indicated and require you to re-format the slides.
By purchasing this file, you agree not to make it publicly available (on websites, etc.) or to share with any other teachers. It is intended for classroom use only