Describe the principles of classical conditioning.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, unconditioned stimulus, unconditioned response, conditioned stimulus, conditioned response, acquisition, extinction, and spontaneous recovery.
Subject Area: Social Studies
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
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This lesson focuses on two key experiments on classical conditioning: Ivan Pavlov's dogs and John Watson's "Little Albert." After students have time to explore conditioning with an interactive tool using Pavlov's dog, they will read about Pavlov's work. Later, they will read an account of the "Little Albert" experiment and watch a short video clip. Students will analyze how classical conditioning is used in each of these experiments. As an end of lesson assessment, students will write an explanatory essay comparing and contrasting these two experiments.