Essay about We Can Not Hope For Life 's Tribulations Without Learning

1207 Words Feb 19th, 2016 5 Pages
We cannot hope to survive life’s tribulations without learning. “The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”(Jiddu Krishnamurti.) In other words learning is inevitable from the first breaths of air to the last breaths we take. I have a friend who until recently was a type two diabetic. On what seemed to be a normal day his diabetes started to spiral out of control causing him to feel nauseous and eventually making him vomit profusely. He was frantically gasping for air, scared of not knowing what was going on and thinking of only one question, “Am I going to die?” After some tests the doctor said it would seem that he contracted a rare condition called DKA also known as diabetes ketoacidosis. On that day he learned what it felt like to nearly die through a traumatic experience. I will expand on his learning experience using different learning perspectives such as classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and observational learning. First off, classical conditioning has key principals to it such as the unconditioned stimulus, unconditioned response, conditioned stimulus, and conditioned response. Classical conditioning deals with reflexive and involuntary behaviors that eventually lead to a controlled response. I will begin by identifying the unconditional stimulus, in this case a normal day with no complications to his health. This would be considered an unconditional stimulus because a normal day would not cause…

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