What Is Pavlovian Conditioning Or More Commonly Known As Classical Conditioning

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The Helping Project Pavlovian conditioning or more commonly known as classical conditioning is a behavioral association. Classical conditioning is a behavioral association between a naturally occurring events and an environmental stimulus. Think training your dog how to sit or roll over it’s the same concept. Actually it is called Pavlovian conditioning because of Ivan Pavlov. Ian Pavlov’s work actually started as a study on the digestion of dogs. Specifically the relationship between salivation and digestion process in the dogs stomach. He realized that the process was related and had similar pattern to the nervous system. Without salivation, the stomach didn 't get the message to start digesting. Pavlov wanted to see if external stimuli could affect this process, so when he started to ring a bell when he fed them. When he would ring the bell the dogs knew there was food coming and this would trigger salivation. When Pavlov would ring the bell without feeding the dogs he found that they would still salivate. He also found that even after he stopped ringing the bell when he fed the dogs, if rang a bell randomly after a while the dogs would start salivating on command. In Layman’s terms Classical conditioning it just training. In fact many times though out our life we are taught through classical conditioning. If you can remember, think back to your parent’s potty training you. Now the naturally occurring event would be you needing to use the restroom, even though at…

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