Year 12 Psychology: Animal Training
The Year 12 Psychology group had an incursion with an animal trainer from the Melbourne Zoo recently. Our presenter Laura runs a program called Dog Therapy, where she discusses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its applications.
In the session she consolidated the key terms and concepts of Operant Conditioning that the students had been learning in class with real life animal training examples. Operant conditioning can be described as a process that attempts to modify behaviour through the use of positive and negative reinforcement.