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1. Operant Conditioning and Behaviorism - An Historical Perspective
From this site you will get a good overview of the basic concepts of both Classical and Operant Conditioning (despite the title of the site) as well as definitions of terms provided in their online glossary. Plus, there are several "Learn More About ____" links to another site that provides more detailed information about the selected topics. The site was created and maintained by Bob Kentridge, Professor of Psychology at Durham University In England. While I like the main pages, I think the detailed pages are even better, providing a wealth of information about the topics at hand, some historical aspects, and in depth information that is difficult to find on other sites.

2. Positive Reinforcement: A Self-Instructional Exercise
Here is one of the only (if not THE only) comprehensive, educational, and enjoyable on-line quiz about conditioning I have ever seen. The site was created by Lyle Grant at Athabasca University in Canada. If you want to know, I mean really know, if you understand the concept of Positive Reinforcement, this is the quiz for you. The nice part about this site is that it is much more than just a quiz; during the quiz, you are continually given complete definitions and explanations for all the questions and answers, and references to the actual studies the questions and answers are based on.

3. Can Animals Learn By Observation?
Hosted by the University of New Brunswick, this site explored the possibility that animals can learn by observing others and their environments. There are also discussions addressing other forms of animal learning, such as insight and trial and error, and how these types of learning compare to observational learning. There are some classic examples, including Woflgang Kohler's description of "Sultan", the clever chimpanzee. What, you don't know what I am talking about? Then you better visit this site.

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