Catalogue 2017 - 2018

PSY 414 Conditioning and Learning Lab


3 cr.


PSY 313.

Course Description

The basic principles of operant conditioning are demonstrated using standard operant conditioning equipment with rats covering unconditioned and conditioned reinforcement, extinction, shaping, schedules of reinforcement, discrimination training, and behavior chaining. The care and ethical treatment of laboratory animals and the extension of these principles to the behavior of organisms outside the laboratory are covered. Students will be required to prepare an APA formatted paper based on their experimental results.