Buy New
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by
Awesome Operant Behavior:... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Awesome Operant Behavior: Underground Tape 1 (classic edition)

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Feb 09, 2010)
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Geek Boutique 2016 Geek Boutique HQP

DVD-R Note: This product is manufactured on demand when ordered from [Learn more]
$20.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by

Editorial Reviews

Learning and laughs. This educational and entertaining video teaches the concepts of positive and negative reinforcement, differential reinforcement, stimulus control, three term contingency (discriminative stimulus, response, reinforcer), shaping (reinforcement of successive approximations), fading, chaining (response chains), and schedules of reinforcement (examples of FR 5, VR5, DRL, DRH). Viewers will laugh and learn throughout as the concepts are taught in a humorous "Mr. Science" fashion. Segments show a somewhat younger Stephen Ray Flora demonstrating concepts. With clear descriptions, other segments have close-ups of rats responding clearly under stimulus and schedule control. The analogy between natural selection and operant selection is emphasized. The segment of "Domino" the rat being shaped to dunk a basketball (ping pong ball) clearly demonstrates the process involved in shaping and provides an important lesson of how trainer's behaviors are often shaped by the subject's behavior as much as the trainers shape the subject's behavior. Likewise, in a fun and touching process, viewers will see the behavior of a dog (Tosh) gradually and systematically, but with errors, come under stimulus control as Tosh learns to jump over, or go under, a hurdle depending on hearing the verbal command (functioning as a discriminative stimulus) of either "over" or "under." Although most of the concepts are shown using rats or with dog training, the video has proven to be a useful educational tool for those training in applied behavior analysis. This video was originally made as an educational VHS tape, but has now been made available on DVD in response to requests.

When sold by, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.

Special Features


Product Details

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers