Pavlov Classical Conditioning

The study of Psychology allows many opportunities to further investigate theories which can help facilitate understanding the way the human mind works. One aspect within psychological research, we would like to propose today is the way young children learn through Classical Conditioning. “Classical conditioning is a form of learning that has a powerful effect on attitude” (Wood & Wood, 1999, p. 133). As noted by Wood & Wood (1999), “psychologists cannot observe learning directly, but must infer that it has occurred; they draw inferences from changes in observable behavior or in measurable capabilities and attitudes” (p. 133). The problem with such a broad scope of psychological research methods creates barriers as to how and to what extent …show more content…
(2002), " Pavlov was a pioneer of long-term experimentation involving surgically altered animals; he maintained that brief experiment involving severely traumatized subjects could not yield reliable results". However, in the experiment with dogs, the dogs did recover from Pavlov 's brutal surgery and survived for a length of time (Jacyna S, 2002). Once Pavlov experimented on dogs, the same brutality was used on children. Shock treatment and eventually surgery ("Into The Mind: Mind Control", 2010).
Unethical and Ethical, Past and Present Pavlov 's experiments on the dogs and children was brutal and unethical. In today 's society, Pavlov 's experiments would not be allowed. Instead of using such brutal experiments on a child, today a researcher could use functional neuroimaging techniques, like a functional MRI or a fMRI olfactory imaging system. According to Jia, Pustovvy, Waggoner, Schumacher & Wildey (2014), "fMRI olfactory imaging system device consists of inflow & clearance air paths and an electronic control system". The protocols of timing and sequencing are stored once they are directed by the PC connected to the Timer. The Timer is synchronized with MRI. The experimental air pressure directed to the Mask are measured by the electronic Manometer and recorded by PC (Jia, Pustovvy, Waggoner, Schumacher & Wildey,
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Since the teacher will be turning the lights off when it’s time for the children to prepare for lunch time, the children too should begin to associate the teacher and the lights going off as lunch time approaching. In the scenario, the children will begin to clean up as soon as the lights go off. Another possibility is that the children will not associate with the teacher with lunch and need additional prompts. It is also a possibility that the children will not associate the lights going off as a prompt for lunch time and will require additional

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