Essay about The Types Of Classical Conditioning

839 Words Oct 6th, 2015 4 Pages
We are constantly learning all around us, it can be from the media or even a family member. We are grasping information voluntarily or even involuntarily. While not all the behaviors we take in are positive, our behaviors can be altered specific way. To increase or decrease a behavior, we may use punishment or reinforcement. To stimulate a response or action, the process would be classical conditioning. Observational learning can also be latent learning, which is the person or animal didn’t realize they learned an idea until they use it later on in life. We must be careful of what we do or say because the activities we demonstrate may be repeated. Classical conditioning was accidental discovery by Ivan Pavlov, a Russian physiologist while studying the digestion of dogs. Classical conditioning can be described as a set of procedures used to observe how a person or animal learns how to events relate to each other. The four types of classical conditioning are Unconditioned Stimulus (US or UCS), Unconditioned Response (UR), Conditioned Stimulus (CS), and Conditioned Response (CR). Unconditioned Stimulus is to be described as an automatic response; you are not learned or taught this condition. Unconditioned response is the unlearned reaction that was caused by the conditioned stimulus. Whereas unconditioned stimulus and response were not learned, Conditioned Stimulus is a response that is learned but it’s learned from the repetition of unconditional stimulus, which will cause…

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