Sunday, December 11, 2011

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, also I have not tested some of these links this year, so please let me know if any are not working.)

Classical Conditioning:

Does the name "Pavlov" ring a bell?

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 and what happened after the famous (infamous) conditioning experiment.

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

Operant Conditioning:
BF Skinner and his beloved pigeons

Here is the Skinner video clip we will see in class.

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

And pigeons playing ping-pong? 

Observational Learning:
Bandura's Bobo Doll experiment... ouch

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

This Australian commercialshows how observational learning can affect kids.