What is Learning & Cognition?

SIMPLIFICATION: Select two chapters (Ch: 4,6,7,8,11) in the text which may be of greatest value or interest to you academically, professionally or personally. 

The entire project is 750 words (3 pages) for the body. The final part of the project is your learning to use the Operant Behavior Change template so that you can set powerful goals using the reward and consequence method which supports learning and empowers the goals.

Directions: Read the selected chapter and consider taking that Chapter Quiz since you will have studied it.

Cover page using either MLA or APA which is primarily name, course name and number, semester, and I require a word count of the body of the paper only. 5 points
Body: A 750 word minimum is required to earn an A, which is the equivalent of 3 pages, not counting the cover page or Reference information (the text).

Research: To balance a predominately “personal, subjective” evaluation, you are required to use three citations by using data from the text followed by a citation. It can be as simple as (Psychology, p. 323 or Section 1.3), depending on the format of the text. Otherwise, it is considered plagiarism. Each citation is worth 5 points.Please, do not just outline the chapter. My focus in this paper is your personal relationship with the material. The data is a focus for you to share your own examples, experience, or comments. Please discuss how you may have or have not used this knowledge in the past and how you are going to apply it in the present and future, personally, academically and professionally. 35 points

HEART OF THE EVALUATION: Behavior Change Proposal: The conclusion of the body of the paper will include your creating a ‘behavior change proposal’ which you plan to implement but are not required to due to the time constraints for the class. Use this format: Behavior Change Proposal.Preview the document in which you will explain fully how you plan to design this program. Consider whether you thrive more from rewards or consequences from the results of the Sensitivity inventory 30 points
Reference: The only reference required is the e-book, however, or it is considered plagiarism if you use do not give credit to the source. You don’t need a separate reference page if you are using one source since this is a brief paper.

BEHAVIOR CHANGE PROPOSAL: Change Your Brain; a e Your Destiny!
Due: Week; Tues.
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from
and make a brand new ending.” Author Carl Baird
A cover page is required with your Name, Title, Course, Term, Word
Count, Proposal required to be a minimum of approximately one page
(300 words) Please provide the word count for the body of the proposal.
Use the bolded headings as a format for your responses.
Each section should be answered in full sentences and you are
encouraged to be as detailed as possible.

  1. State your Awareness of this goal and discuss your desire to change. The behavior
    you want to acquire is the “target” behavior. Discuss fully how you behave now and how
    you would rather behave and what the benefits would be for yourself and others.
  2. Describe your Plan for Change step by step by defining the behavior which you will
    implement and describe your plan for review of progress use clear, understandable
    terms and avoiding generalities, such as “I want to be happier.” Make your goal attainable:
    too easy is no challenge; too difficult results in frustration and failure; a moderate goal
    will cause you to stretch and grow while able to achieve your goal. Utilize a 30 day time
  3. Explain clearly how you will measure your progress. Ultimately a graph would
    illustrate your results. The first 3 days of the project is the Baseline in which you
    observe your behavior and then on Day 4 implement your new plan of action. If you
    are implementing a new behavior, begin on Day 1 of your project.
  4. *Provide a meaningful tangible reward for success contingent upon specifically
    improving the target behavior. This means giving yourself a material item or participating
    in a desired event, yet does not have to involve money. You may reward yourself during
    the project for progress attained or wait until the end of the project. One of the most
    self- sabotaging things students do is fail to reward themselves for their success.
  5. * Provide a meaningful tangible consequence for failing to stay with your commitment to change or grow. This means that when you fail to perform you desired behavior.