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Learning : A Whole New World Of Opportunities Up

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“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young,” Henry Ford famously said. Within this quote he exemplifies the importance of learning and implies how people tend to lose the drive in their later years. It is extremely important that people continue growing and evolving in their education throughout their life. To be educated opens a whole new world of opportunities up. An education does not mean only going to school, taking tedious notes, stressing over tests and exams, and staying up late writing papers, but to get the entirety of the education, you must absorb it. Learning goes beyond the classroom and into our daily lives. It is through the three major styles of learning,…show more content…
Associations begin to form and the previously neutral stimulus is now the conditioned stimulus that can trigger a response (Cherry, 2015). The neural stimulus elicits no response before conditioning. In classical conditioning, unconditioned stimulus (US), unconditioned response (UR), conditioned stimulus (CS), and conditioned response (CR) play a big role. US is a natural event that triggers a response. UR is a natural response to unconditioned stimulus. CS is when after association, it triggers a response. CR is a learned response to a previous neutral change (Myers, 2008). It is through this that we can learn associations between events we cannot control. During the initial stage, acquisition happens which is when one links a neutral stimulus and an unconditioned stimulus so that the neutral stimulus begins triggering the conditioned response (Myers, 2008).
Like many great scientific discoveries, classical conditioning was discovered on accident. It all began in the 1890s when a Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov noticed that his dogs salivated whenever he would enter the room in response to being fed. They would salivate even when he did not have food with him. This made him begin researching why. He conducted experiments testing what associations the dogs would make through learning, and soon added a bell to the equation. So now when the dogs received their food, he would ring the bell. Not after long, he would be able to make them salivate from
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