The Importance Of Conditioning In Everyday Life

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Conditioning is used in our everyday life with or without us knowing. There are two different type of conditioning, classical conditioning and operant conditioning. When I was younger I fell behind on my shots, so I had to go to the doctors and get five shots just to be updated on my shot records. When we arrived at the hospital I was still unaware of what was going to happen. We went into the doctor’s office and the nurse came in. After having a conversation with us she began to prepare the needles and clean my skin. I was still unaware of what was going on until she gave me the first. I immediately began to scream not knowing there were four more shots the I had to still get. After fighting my way through the last four shots I automatically disliked the nurse, doctor’s office and, hospital. I was given a lollipop after all my shots but that did not stop my fear of the hospital. From that day on every time we went pass a hospital I would automatically start to cry. In my case the unconditional stimulus is the shot. The unconditioned response from the shots was the pain I got from the shot the conditioned stimulus were the needles. The condition response is my fear of needles without going to the doctors. Another example for classical conditioning is an amnesic patients and volunteers, whom had no damage to the hippocampus (part in the brain that is responsible for memory), and animals with a hippocampus lesion. The conditioned stimulus was the tone, which
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