1. Distinguish between operant conditioning, observational learning, and social learning. How are these different kinds of learning utilized in the work place? Give specific examples for each one.
• Operant conditioning is the type of learning that is reflexive with voluntary behavior. For example: If there is a bee flying around your head trying to land on you, you will swat at the bee to try to get it to go away.
• Observational learning is when you learn by watching someone else perform a task. For example: When you are a new employee at your company, you will have someone there that will train you to do your job. Typically they will show you everything the first couple of days and then ...view middle of the document...
For example, a lot of exposure to stereotypical portrayals of minorities and women on TV, in movies, and in magazines teach kids that it is ok to believe these stereotypes.
• In your environment when you are growing up, most children will have the same views as their parents. If they think negatively about one group, the child is learning that it is ok to think that way because their parents do.
3. You are scheduled to present the results of your work on creating a new software program for your company. Be specific as to how you will relate the technique to the content of the presentation.
First I would review my notes a while before I present my results, and then proceed to organize all of the information so that it is set in a chronological or importance order, thus memorizing the most important material first and then the rest of the presentation. Also I would write my presentation down and repeat it out loud several times, that way I know what I am about to say next. Another technique I would use if I forget some of the material of the presentation, would be relating something of the information with other things, for example, if you don’t recall correctly the name of an important person that helped you with your work, remember what they did or said and you might...