Operant Conditioning: An Examples Of Operant And Classical Conditioning

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Operant and Classical Conditioning As humans grow and develop, certain behaviors are added to the daily routines and form of living. The stage in which humans start associating and behaving according to their needs and environment is at their youngest age. Here different behavior patterns can be witnessed and corrected as well. Within these behavior patterns, classical and operant conditions can be identified. Classical conditioning for instance, is considered to be a form of learning that involves autonomic actions and causes elicited responses. (Journal of Psychology, 2004) This sort of learning can best be described as an “associative” type of learning. It is where humans first start observing objects, situations, and come to the conclusion of a reaction towards the stimulation that is provoked by such observations and events. A process in which various stimuli’s are put together is what creates the classical conditioning. Usually, a neutral conditioning or conditioned stimuli (CS), occurs with the presence of an unconditioned stimuli (US). Once the interaction between these two…show more content…
A simple example of operant conditioning in humans would be when a child goes to kindergarten, and is presented with the classroom rules on a daily basis. When the child follows the daily rules, the teacher rewards the child with gold start. When the child does not follow the rules, having the gold start taken away punishes the child. In this way, the child will now behave in a rewardingly.
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Classical and Operant conditioning are behavioral attributes that will ultimately be demonstrated on behalf of the organism being conditioned. Both conditions can be manipulated and learned. The ultimate goal of these two conditions is to identify how and if the organism being tested has the ability to associate, identify and learn a responsive behavior to various
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