PSYCH 635 WEEK 2 Professional Applications of Learning Theory in Real-Life Situations

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PSYCH 635 WEEK 2 Professional Applications of Learning Theory in Real-Life Situations

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PSYCH 635 WEEK 2 Professional Applications of Learning Theory in Real-Life Situations

PSYCH 635 WEEK 2 Professional Applications of Learning Theory in Real-Life Situations

Professional Applications of Learning Theory in Real-Life Situations

 

Select and complete one of the following assignments:

Option 1: Environmental and Evolutionary Psychology Presentation

Option 2: Forensic Psychology Presentation

 

Option 1: Environmental and Evolutionary Psychology Presentation

Watch the “Robert Heath: Experimental Psychosurgery on African-American” and “Application of Heath’s Research” videos available on the student website.

 

Prepare a 10- 12 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes demonstrating how Gero Miesenboeck has expanded on Heath’s research to apply classical conditioning techniques as an alternative to invasive surgery.

 

Address the following in your presentation:

 

  • Compare and contrast Heath’s goals and Miesenboeck’s goals.
  • Discuss how the experiments with flies demonstrate classical conditioning.
  • Discuss how these changes would be viewed from each of the four learning theories.

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Option 2: Forensic Psychology Presentation

Watch the first 15 minutes of the “Juvenile Rehabilitation” video available on the student website.

 

Prepare a 10-minute Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes explaining how each of the four learning theories (behaviorism, social cognitive, information processing and constructivism) are demonstrated in this video discussion of juvenile rehabilitation.

 

Address the following in your presentation:

 

  • How the Paint Creek program, which stresses modeling, demonstrates learning in terms of each learning theory perspective
  • How Vicki Agee’s explanation of how developing victim empathy creates the motivation for change This sequence should be discussed as demonstration of each of the four learning theories.

What the behavioral cognitive approach means at Paint Creek

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PSYCH 635 WEEK 2 Professional Applications of Learning Theory in Real-Life Situations