In this Assignment you will evaluate the application of a learning model to a theoretical therapeutic and/or educational issue. Assignments must be written in essay format using 12-point font and double-spacing. APA format and at least three scholarly references are required. This Assignment should be between 4–6 pages in length.
Five-year-old Ben is out shopping with his caregiver. He sees a pack of bubblegum and asks if he can have it. His caregiver says “no” because Ben is not allowed to have gum. While the caregiver is not looking, Ben puts the gum in his pocket. As Ben and his caregiver leave the store, they are stopped by the owner who saw Ben put the gum in his pocket. The owner is angry and tells the caregiver that she should give Ben a spanking so he will learn that stealing is wrong. Ben’s caregiver is a psychology graduate student. She disagrees that spanking Ben will teach him that stealing is wrong.
In this essay, formulate your argument to the store owner. Your essay must include the following elements:
Discuss what spanking will teach the child and why this lesson is incompatible with teaching the child that stealing is wrong (1 page).
Evaluate the learning models studied in this unit and apply the appropriate model as evidence for your position. Be sure to include a discussion of the theory as well as specific research evidence. Develop a modification program to teach Ben not to steal (3–5 pages).
Reference page in APA format
The Assignment should:
Follow Assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).
Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard