AU Psychology Learning Resources: Positive Reinforcement Tutorial

Concurrent Session 8

Brief Abstract

The Positive Reinforcement Tutorial was designed by Dr. Lyle Grant in the late 90s and has been a cornerstone in a series of tutorials designed by Dr. Grant and other members of psychology department at Athabasca University. Now retired, Dr. Grant used principles of behaviour analysis to create a tutorial where students could gain practice in the discrimination of  key features that operationally define the concept of positive reinforcement in psychology. 


Extended Abstract