What I Learned and Thinking about Intelligence
STEP 1: Think of different, specific, examples of things you have learned through the types of conditioning discussed in this module. Write a discussion post explaining the behaviors you learned, and identify the key components and vocabulary of the learning, such as the UCS, UCR, CS, CR, positive or negative reinforcement, shaping, etc. The entire post should be at least 200 words and respond to the following prompt:
Describe one example of something learned through classical conditioning.
Describe one example of something learned through operant conditioning.
Describe one example of something learned through observational learning or latent learning.
STEP 2: Answer TWO of the following questions in a discussion post:
Do you think that people get smarter as they get older? In what ways might people gain or lose intellectual abilities as they age?
When you meet someone who strikes you as being smart, what types of cues or information do you typically attend to in order to arrive at this judgment?
How do you think socio-economic status affects an individual taking an intellectual abilities test?
Should psychologists be asking about group differences (different race, sex, culture, etc.) in intellectual ability? What do you think?
Which of Howard Gardners 8 types of intelligence do you think describes the way you learn best? Why?