Classical Conditioning And Operant Conditioning Paper

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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 …show more content…

They took an eighteen-year-old inmate who had vegetative responses. He did not make noises, chew food, or move his limbs. He obtained a serious disorder after he had a seizure after he was born. There has been improvements documented over the past year of movements that progressed into more frequent movement. Here is how: every time the inmate raised his arm in a vertical position, his behavior was reinforced by an injection of sugar-milk into his mouth. The movement of his arm began minimal. But after several sessions, the experimenters had conditioned the inmate to move his right arm vertically at a much higher frequency than the few sessions. This is operant conditioning because the inmate learned to behave in a certain manner due to of some type of change in the environment (which reinforced the desired behavior). And also, because it led to a reward. The difference between my example and the article example is that one wanted to trigger a behavior while the other wanted to stop a behavior. They both used food as a rewarding

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