In this game, you will find out if you can train a dog to drool on command! Ivan Pavlov's description on how animals (and humans) can be trained to respond in a certain way to a particular stimulus, has drawn a tremendous amount of interest ever since he first presented his findings. His work paved the way for a new and objective method of studying animal and human behavior.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: August 08, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 18, 2014
Submitter: Karin Svanholm
Primary Audience: Middle School, High School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Flash Plug In
Material Version: 6
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure
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Discussion for Pavlov's Dog
5 years ago
Adena Rottenstein (Faculty)
This Flash presentation is a fun way for students to play with the principles of classical conditioning with a virtual dog. However, I think it would be important to review the concepts first, before introducing the learning object. Otherwise, students may become frustrated by the lack of instructions with the material.
Very easy to use, but you must have Flash.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes
5 years ago
Jay Holden (Staff)
I found this learning object to be very helpful in teaching classical conditioning and learning. A student actually referred it to me and I have since used it as supportive learning material in my course. I think it is provides good quality content, is an effective tool, is easy to use, and is fun!
Need Flash 6
Time spent reviewing site: 2 hours
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