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The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 241–246 | Cite as

Teaching Students to Analyze Examples of Classical Conditioning

  • John H. Hummel
  • Cynthia Abercrombie
  • Penny Koepsel
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Conclusions

Given sufficient repetition, most introductory students can become quite proficient at solving examples of classical conditioning. Unfortunately, without our instructional algorithm this approach is too time consuming for practical application in most introductory classes. Using the approach presented in this paper to train students to analyze the examples produces faster and greater performance improvements than repetition alone. More important, the approach also demonstrates, at a relatively simple level, that analysis skills can be caught directly once the concept itself is reduced to manageable components using a task analysis.

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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. Hummel
    • 1
  • Cynthia Abercrombie
    • 2
  • Penny Koepsel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Counseling, and GuidanceValdosta State CollegeValdostaUSA
  2. 2.University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaChattanoogaUSA
  3. 3.Stephen F. Austin State UniversityNacogdochesUSA

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