Monday, December 13, 2010

Learning Links

(Note, the links to videos are to YouTube, so you can't watch them at school unless you are an awesome hacker and know a proxy work-around)

Classical Conditioning:

Try your hand at conditioning Pavlov's Dog in this animation on the Nobel Prize site. 

Here is the John Watson Little Albert video clip we saw in class. It has Spanish subtitles which is nice.

This article on the APA website describes how some college students figured out who "Little Albert" really was.

Unfortunately we don't know if is fear of furry things lasted beyond Watson's research.

Operant Conditioning:

Here is the Skinner video clip we saw in class.

B.F. Skinner shaping a pigeon to turn around.

And pigeons playing ping-pong? 

Observational Learning:

Here is a video of Bandura's Bobo doll experiment.

This Australian commercial shows how observational learning can affect kids.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Click the image to see her spin.
Which direction is she spinning?

You can see the Basketball Video at this link... but it is on YouTube, so it's blocked at school.