Discussion Questions

  1. There are many games we play on our phone for months on end.  Most of these games are designed such that we advance to higher and higher levels.  Sometimes we get stuck on a level for weeks.  Instead of quitting, however, we continue playing the game.  Draw upon your knowledge of basic behavioral principles to explain why this may be.

  2. The invention of the computer is typically said to have had a significant impact on the cognitive revolution. Do you think behaviorism would still be alive and well today had the computer not been invented?

  3. What strengths and weaknesses are there to the various approaches to study cognitive psychology? Is there one method that stands out as superior for this particular discipline? Which is it and why do you think it is better than the others?