Bellringer: Please define the following two terms: shaping and reinforcer. Then, explain the difference between negative and positive reinforcement. Homework: • Read See Aggression…Do Aggression pp. 84-92 in the 40 Studies Book and complete the corresponding worksheet. 1. Bellringer and Discussion 2. Open Notes Quiz 3. PPT slides 50-75 1. Big Bang Theory Video clip 2. Critical thinking exercises 3. Reinforcement Practice 4. Analyze Charts hand-out 5. Punishment Examples 4. Closure and Wrap-Up • The tentative date for the Chapter 8 Test is Monday, December 17. Student will be able to (SWBAT): • Define Operant Conditioning. • Identify the two major characteristics that distinguish classical conditioning from operant conditioning. • State Thorndike’s Law of Effect, and explain its connection to Skinner’s Research on Operant Conditioning. • Describe the shaping procedure, and explain how it can increase our understanding of what animals can babies can discriminate.