Chapter 6 – Learning Theories Discussion

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The purpose of this discussion is for you to demonstrate your understanding of the material. Approach your response as though it is a mini essay with complete sentences, distinct paragraphs, and correct spelling and punctuation. Grammar and spelling matter. Online courses demand the same standard of academic communication and use of grammar as face-to-face courses.

Respond to the following prompts in a minimum of 300 words.

  1. Explain how classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and observational learning can each contribute to racial prejudice and discrimination.
  2. Explain the difference between negative reinforcement and punishment, and provide an example of each based on your own experiences. Be sure to identify the stimulus that is being removed or added, and the behavior that is increasing or decreasing.
  3. Review the section on Advertising and Associative Learning. Watch the video below and see if you can find other examples of these types of advertisements on television, in magazines, or on the Internet.
    1. Full Derek Jeter Ford commercial (Links to an external site.)

In addition, you are expected to provide a supportive and/or reflective comment to the post of one classmate. In order to receive the maximum possible 15 points, you must accurately and thoroughly answer each part of the discussion prompt using at least 300 words (including the prompt in your response is not included in the word count) and comment on the post of one of your classmates.

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