An Associative Type Of Learning Is The Process Of Gaining New Or Adapting Existing Knowledge, Skills, And

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What is learning? Learning is the process of gaining new or adapting existing knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Learning is a continuous occurrence throughout our lifetime, as is science. Science is a state of knowing. Science is usually obtained through observation and experimentation. Learning has been a subject of many experiments involving people such as Ivan Pavlov, B.F skinner, john Watson and Edward Thorndike. These men are famous for studying an associative type of learning known as conditioning. Exactly, what is conditioning? Conditioning is used by establishing connections between a stimulus and a response. Classical, also known as Pavlovian, is one type of conditioning. Classical conditioning is the process teaching connections between two diverse stimuli. In other terms, two stimuli are associated together to produce a new learned response in a person or animal. Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov was studying the digestive system of dogs when he noticed that his dogs would began to salivate when his assistant entered a room even when there was no food. After realizing the association his dog had made with his assistant bringing in the food, he recognized that this behavior must have been learned because it hadn’t happened before. Pavlov then began testing his theory. In his experiment, Pavlov would ring a bell then give the dog their food; after a while, his dogs would begin to salivate in response to just the bell. Pavlov called the bell a conditioned stimulus…

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