Observational Conditioning Paper

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Learning is something people do on a daily bases, some do not even know that learning is occurring. The gaining of new knowledge and or skills from experience leads to change in behavior is the logical definition of the term learning (Schacter, Gilbert, Wegner, Nock, 2015). There are three different ways to come about learning these are, Classical conditioning, Operant conditioning and Observational Conditioning. Each conditioning is unique in their own way in describes a different way of learning. Right now we’ll focus more o n Classical conditioning and Operant conditioning.
Classical conditioning occurs when a neutral stimulus produces a response after already being paired with a stimulus that naturally produces a response (Schacter et …show more content…

Thinking back on when these happened I can recall one moment where Classical conditioning came into play. One situation when I noticed that it was classical conditioning was when I was trying to teach my dog how to sit. To help with teaching her I would have a treat in my hand, the treat would play as the unconditioned stimulus just like the puff of air in the eye blinking experiment. When I had the treat in my hand I would show it to Rebel to let her know that it would be her prize if she did the trick correctly. While holding the treat in my hand I would say “sit’, over and over until she would sit then I would hand her the treat this was an example as unconditioned response, just like the blinking of the eye when puff of air came out. The word and ton of my voice would play as the conditioned stimulus like the light tone in the eye blink experiment. Now that she understands she gets a treat when she sit, when I walk over to the cabinet that has the treat box she comes running and sitting right in front of me even though I did not grab a treat this would be claimed as an conditioned response. This is just like when the rat would blink its eyes when there was the tone and no air coming

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