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#### JIN1N

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« Reply #1785 on: March 10, 2021, 11:51:06 am »
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In reference to the transactional model of stress and coping, when would the primary appraisal be characterized as benign-positive?

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« Reply #1786 on: March 10, 2021, 02:19:52 pm »
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In reference to the transactional model of stress and coping, when would the primary appraisal be characterized as benign-positive?

A situation can be characterised as benign-positive when it results in positive thinking and doesn't cause any stress at all (benign positive does not include eustress, for example, for which this may be appraised as stressful and then as a challenge)- for example, doing a SAC for which you feel super confident and not stressed at all (not even eustress)- it is not exactly irrelevant as it is something that still affects you, but it's not stressful either.

Benign-positive and irrelevant can be used semi-interchangeably in that neither appraisal results in stress and do not require a second appraisal.

I hope this helped somewhat!
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« Reply #1787 on: March 11, 2021, 04:57:53 pm »
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does exercise count as an avoidance strategy?
eg.
... "frank tried to keep his mind off these thoughts by spending a lot of time playing football with his friend jess"
if there was a question about what coping strategy frank used would you say avoidance or exercise?? and how would you justify it? (frank is trying to avoid his mothers parkinson's diagnosis)

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« Reply #1788 on: March 11, 2021, 08:16:47 pm »
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does exercise count as an avoidance strategy?
eg.
... "frank tried to keep his mind off these thoughts by spending a lot of time playing football with his friend jess"
if there was a question about what coping strategy frank used would you say avoidance or exercise?? and how would you justify it? (frank is trying to avoid his mothers parkinson's diagnosis)
also, is this a life event or major stress for both him and his mother?? send help!

#### Harrycc3000

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« Reply #1789 on: April 05, 2021, 06:01:24 pm »
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Hi guys just have a question about operant conditioning:
'Arup is an excellent athlete who plans to become an Olympian sprinter. Last time he raced competitively he forgot to take off the red sweat band around his wrist and he won his only event. Arup will now wear the red sweat band every time he competes because he believes it is his lucky charm, Using the language of the three-phase model of operant conditioning, explain how Arup has learned to wear the red sweat band every time he competes.'
I'm having trouble identifying the antecedent (identifying antecedents in general tbh too), would it be him actually winning the race with the red sweat band on or would it be like when he is in an environment of a competition and that specific context that makes him wear that red sweat band. I'm just unsure whether the antecedent would be like the specific state or situation someone is in where they would do the behaviour or if its an event that occurs that encourages a person to perform that behaviour in the future. Thanks for the answers in advance!
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« Reply #1790 on: April 05, 2021, 09:47:58 pm »
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Hi guys just have a question about operant conditioning:

Hi Harry!

I remember being confused by this question too - it is rather ambiguous and overly general. In this case, the antecedent is the presence of the red sweat band in the environment. I find that it helps sometimes to actually work backwards from the ABC model to determine the specific antecedent. For example:

Consequence - positive reinforcement, in the form of Arup winning the race. This reinforcement is what leads Arup to learn to continue to wear the red sweat band (as there is a direct link between the behaviour and the consequence).

Behaviour - the behaviour must thus become Arup putting on the red sweat band.

So the antecedent is what must exist in the environment for Arup to put on the red sweat band - this is the existence of the red sweat band (or the presence of the sweat band in the environment). There is a little bit of confusion here (I originally said the antecedent might be the competition as well) - but if we think of the consequence and behaviour as a direct result of the antecedent with no other factors it helps to see what it may be. So you are definitely on the right track, but rather than it being a state where someone must exist to complete a behaviour, it is the thing (object, situation, event) which must exist in order for the behaviour to occur. It can be seen that without the presence of the red sweat band in the environment, it would be impossible for Arup to act on it to perform the behaviour.

It's actually quite difficult and you had a great question. Sorry for the lengthy response, but I hope this clarified things for you!
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#### JIN1N

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« Reply #1791 on: April 07, 2021, 11:25:23 am »
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Hi Harry!

I remember being confused by this question too - it is rather ambiguous and overly general. In this case, the antecedent is the presence of the red sweat band in the environment. I find that it helps sometimes to actually work backwards from the ABC model to determine the specific antecedent. For example:

Consequence - positive reinforcement, in the form of Arup winning the race. This reinforcement is what leads Arup to learn to continue to wear the red sweat band (as there is a direct link between the behaviour and the consequence).

Behaviour - the behaviour must thus become Arup putting on the red sweat band.

So the antecedent is what must exist in the environment for Arup to put on the red sweat band - this is the existence of the red sweat band (or the presence of the sweat band in the environment). There is a little bit of confusion here (I originally said the antecedent might be the competition as well) - but if we think of the consequence and behaviour as a direct result of the antecedent with no other factors it helps to see what it may be. So you are definitely on the right track, but rather than it being a state where someone must exist to complete a behaviour, it is the thing (object, situation, event) which must exist in order for the behaviour to occur. It can be seen that without the presence of the red sweat band in the environment, it would be impossible for Arup to act on it to perform the behaviour.

It's actually quite difficult and you had a great question. Sorry for the lengthy response, but I hope this clarified things for you!

So in other words, the antecedent would be the initial stimulus?

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« Reply #1792 on: April 15, 2021, 04:09:34 pm »
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Hi Harry!

I remember being confused by this question too - it is rather ambiguous and overly general. In this case, the antecedent is the presence of the red sweat band in the environment. I find that it helps sometimes to actually work backwards from the ABC model to determine the specific antecedent. For example:

Consequence - positive reinforcement, in the form of Arup winning the race. This reinforcement is what leads Arup to learn to continue to wear the red sweat band (as there is a direct link between the behaviour and the consequence).

Behaviour - the behaviour must thus become Arup putting on the red sweat band.

So the antecedent is what must exist in the environment for Arup to put on the red sweat band - this is the existence of the red sweat band (or the presence of the sweat band in the environment). There is a little bit of confusion here (I originally said the antecedent might be the competition as well) - but if we think of the consequence and behaviour as a direct result of the antecedent with no other factors it helps to see what it may be. So you are definitely on the right track, but rather than it being a state where someone must exist to complete a behaviour, it is the thing (object, situation, event) which must exist in order for the behaviour to occur. It can be seen that without the presence of the red sweat band in the environment, it would be impossible for Arup to act on it to perform the behaviour.

It's actually quite difficult and you had a great question. Sorry for the lengthy response, but I hope this clarified things for you!
Thanks Vehura! That cleared a lot of things up
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« Reply #1793 on: April 15, 2021, 07:58:50 pm »
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So in other words, the antecedent would be the initial stimulus?

Yes, the antecedent is the environmental stimulus that prompts the behaviour
The event which encourages (reinforces) or discourages (punishes) the behaviour is the consequence

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« Reply #1794 on: May 23, 2021, 05:59:56 pm »
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What does a data analysis sac entail? My psych teacher is too busy to give us a practice sac and the edrolo is mainly test style. This is for Unit 1 AOS 2.

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« Reply #1795 on: June 01, 2021, 10:05:33 pm »
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Hey guys I just wanted to ask about (for anyone whos done the jacaranda book) how useful the learning activities on the textbook are compared to other things like practice sacs/checkpoint questions. I personally think they're really vague and I'm leaning to spending more time doing exam style questions but I just wanted some opinions on whether it was actually not that useful or there were some aspects of doing the learning activities that made them worth it.

Thanks!
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