Introduction to Psychology
Say "Hello" to our new class pet! He's hypoallergenic, 100% sanitary, and you never have to clean up after him, because he doesn't even go to the bathroom. I am excited to introduce you to Sniffy the Virtual Rat. Sniffy lives in an Operant Chamber and is always ready to learn. He can be trained using both Operant and Classical Conditioning. Students will be able to introduce a variety of stimuli in order to teach Sniffy new behaviors. At the direction of our
students Sniffy will learn to fear the sound of a tone, anticipate various feeding schedules, and of course, press a lever. Students will make hypothesis, gather data and learn the basic principles of Classical and Operant Conditioning. (Family pets and younger siblings beware!) Best of all, no actual animals will be harmed in the conditioning of Sniffy, but don't tell Sniffy. He's a bit sensitive about being only a virtual rat.
Ready to get started?
Let Jim and Dwight teach you about one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology.
Getting Started with Sniffy
Let's Start Our First Experiment!