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Psychology Dept | Library | Other SPCL OER

SPCL 7804 Human Development: Session 2: Unit 1, continued

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Elizalde-Utnick's SPCL 7804 course.

Video: Example of classical conditioning


In this session we will explore how school counselors can support student development in schools. We will discuss factors that influence learning, including strategies for improving memory. Students will also gain understanding of principles of behaviorism – Pavlovian and operant conditioning – and how such principles are used in schools to support learning. Finally, we will discuss the theory of mind, an individual’s ability to interpret mental states. The session activities will consist of a quiz (taken individually and in teams), discussion, mini-lectures, and application activities.



Consider the nature-nurture as it relates to the readings. Would you rather have a really good memory or really good metacognition? Describe an example of Pavlovian conditioning that you have seen in your own behavior. Describe an example of operant conditioning in your own behavior. How does the theory of mind apply to you?