Sunday, August 19, 2012

How far will you go

Teaching operant conditioning just got a whole lot easier, thanks to this video (embedded above). The only problem I can see is that your students will want you to build them one.

(Apologies if I got this from you and didn't credit you - I got it somewhere in the past few weeks, saved it to my "watch later" queue on YouTube and just saw it.)

--posted by Steve


mbritt said...

Funny: I saw this as an example of social psychology (probably because that's my favorite area). Not sure what this demonstrates though....perhaps conformity?

Steve Jones said...

I completely agree with your assessment - the presence of others, people performing in front of a crowd, etc. - but I just love the idea (esp. at first) of having people hit that button over and over and over to get that reinforcement.