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Sniffy : the virtual rat : pro version 3.0 (with CD Rom) / Tom Alloway, Greg Wilson, Jeff Graham.

By: Alloway, Tom [author.].
Contributor(s): Wilson, Greg [author.] | Graham, Jeff [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCopyright date: ©2012Edition: Third edition.Description: xxvi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781111726256Subject(s): Operant conditioning -- Computer programs | Conditioned response -- Computer programs
Contents:
Introduction to Sniffy -- Introduction to classical conditioning -- Basic phenomena of classical conditioning -- Inhibitory conditioning -- Associate structures in classical conditioning -- Nature of the association in classical conditioning -- Habituation, sensitization, background conditioning and the CS and US pre-exposure effects -- Introduction to operant conditioning -- Basic operant phenomena -- Effects of punishment on response elimination -- Schedules of reinforcement -- Stimulus discrimination and stimulus generalization -- Shaping behaviours other than bar pressing.
Summary: "Using this CD-ROM and lab manual, you will get a hands-on experience in setting up and conducting experiments that demonstrate the phenomena of classical and operant conditioning using Sniffy the digital rat. Sniffy includes fifty exercises that cover every major phenomena typically covered in a psychology of learning course. The CD-ROM comes with a lab manual that walks you through the steps necessary to set up classical and operant conditioning experiments that closely resemble the experiments discussed in learning texts. Throughout each, a series of "mind windows" allows you to visualize how Sniffy's experiences in the chamber produce psychological changes." -- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-250) and index.

Introduction to Sniffy -- Introduction to classical conditioning -- Basic phenomena of classical conditioning -- Inhibitory conditioning -- Associate structures in classical conditioning -- Nature of the association in classical conditioning -- Habituation, sensitization, background conditioning and the CS and US pre-exposure effects -- Introduction to operant conditioning -- Basic operant phenomena -- Effects of punishment on response elimination -- Schedules of reinforcement -- Stimulus discrimination and stimulus generalization -- Shaping behaviours other than bar pressing.

"Using this CD-ROM and lab manual, you will get a hands-on experience in setting up and conducting experiments that demonstrate the phenomena of classical and operant conditioning using Sniffy the digital rat. Sniffy includes fifty exercises that cover every major phenomena typically covered in a psychology of learning course. The CD-ROM comes with a lab manual that walks you through the steps necessary to set up classical and operant conditioning experiments that closely resemble the experiments discussed in learning texts. Throughout each, a series of "mind windows" allows you to visualize how Sniffy's experiences in the chamber produce psychological changes." -- Provided by publisher.

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