Classical Conditioning Analysis

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Classical conditioning is defined as the learning process in which two stimuli become associated with each other (Licht, Hull, & Ballantyne 2016). Personally, I can relate to this type of conditioning. There was a time when my family and I went to a Chinese restaurant. I ordered the steamed chicken with broccoli and garlic sauce, which was one of my favorite dishes. That night, when I got home, I got food poisoning from the chicken and broccoli. Now, I cannot bear to smell my favorite Chinese food anymore because it makes me sick to my stomach. The unconditioned stimulus would be the food poisoning after I ate the bad Chinese food because I could not help that I got sick. The unconditioned response was feeling sick and nauseated. The conditioned…show more content…
There are four types of sections: positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment and negative punishment. Positive reinforcement is defined as doing something to encourage a behavior to occur (Licht, Hull, & Ballantyne 2016). An example of this was during my gymnastics class a few years ago. My teacher said that she would reward me for getting all three of my splits down and attempting to do a cartwheel with no hands. I was able to do all of the splits and I gave my best attempt at a cartwheel with no hands, and I was given chocolate covered strawberries. In this instance, the chocolate strawberries encouraged me to complete the skills that I was asked to. On the other hand, negative reinforcement is something unpleasant that is taken away. For example, I have seasonal allergies. I have to take allergy medicine every morning in order to alleviate my symptoms of itchy eyes or congestion. The allergy medicine is preventing my allergies from getting so bad that I cannot function. Rather than being miserable and stuffy, I take my allergy medicine to help prevent my…show more content…
We learn off of each other 's successes and failures. For example, this past Wednesday, I was learning how to do a movement called a switch leap. This is where a dancer does a leap and then switches legs in the air. My dance teacher suggested that I look up a video to better improve my understanding of this movement. By watching the dancer on the video, I was able to take her suggestions and use them to improve my own. Another viewpoint of observational learning is having somebody watch you perform a task. This is common in schools. A few days ago, I was up at the board answering a question in Spanish class, and the other students were watching me. They learned from my mistakes, and they learned to improve their own answers. When the other students went up to the board, I learned from their mistakes. Observational learning is also used in social situations, especially with high school girls. When I go to football games, I am always concerned that I will look outlandish compared to everyone else. I will text people and see what they are wearing so that I can look like everyone else. I am learning through asking what they are wearing so that I can learn what is socially
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