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Sniffy the Virtual Rat, is a fun, interactive software program that gives undergraduate students a virtual laboratory experience without all the drawbacks of using a real laboratory rat.
Using Sniffy, students can explore operant and classical by performing experiments that demonstrate most of the major conditioning phenomena discussed in textbooks on the psychology of learning.
There are two versions of Sniffy, the Virtual Rat.
Sniffy Lite demonstrates the most basic phenomena of Operant and Classical conditioning but does not have the complexity and flexibility for advanced learning topics.
Sniffy Pro is a comprehensive simulation of advanced learning phenomena as described in detail in this web site. It has been field tested at several colleges and universities for use in Learning and Animal Behavior courses.
The Sniffy, the Virtual Rat, home page has eight menu options on the left-hand side of the screen. You are advised to progress through the menus in order from top to bottom, unless you know specifically what you are looking for.