Classical Conditioning Vs Observational Learning

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From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, and create writing assignment.
There are three major methods of learning. Which are classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and observational learning. Classical conditioning theory involves learning a new behavior via the process of association. In simple terms, two stimuli are linked together to produce a new learned response in a person or animal. There are three stages of classical conditioning stage 1: Before
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Is a learning that occurs as a function of seeing, retaining, and in the case of imitation learning, replicating novel behavior executed by other people. It allows learning without any direct change to behavior; because of this, it has been used as an argument against strict behavior. Observational learning can also produce new behaviors, and either increase or decrease the frequency with which a previously learned behavior is demonstrated. In order for observational learning to occur, the observer must pay attention to an action, remember the observed behavior, also be able to replicate the behavior, and motivated to produce the behavior. For example, seeing a professional soccer player play soccer may motivate an observer to play soccer or other…show more content…
This method is better in a way that by observing others, we can quickly gain knowledge about which behaviors are likely to lead to good outcomes. What I remember from my childhood is that everything I learned was by watching everyone else. For example every time my mom would want to teach me something knew she would demonstrate it to me. I learned a lot by seeing what others did. When my aunt started to cook I loved watching her cook to see how she made the food. Now that I became older I know how to cook by just watching my aunt cook when I was younger. I also learned how to ride the bike because my mom thought me how to ride it with demonstrations. I believe most of the people in this world learn by observing others. Is an easier way to learn and is not too complicated. Just like the saying “monkey see, monkey do”. When people see other people doing something they want to do it as well I believe is just a human instinct we have developed with time. Till this day I learn better with demonstrations r
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