Apply classical conditioning to everyday life.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: Psychology
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

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2107300: Psychology 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7921033: Access Psychology (Specifically in versions: 2023 and beyond (current))

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SS.912.P.7.AP.3: Recognize an example of classical conditioning in everyday life.

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Lesson Plan

Why Does the Dog Drool?...Ding, ding, ding, dingdingdingding!:

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.

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