Situational Conditioning And Classical Conditioning

1053 WordsSep 22, 20155 Pages
In the world today, psychology plays a huge role. There are many psychological factors people use on a day to day basis. Many factors such as the way people act, talk, think, and go about their day have some form of psychological conditioning or theory. However, people are unaware of the factors they put in on a day to day basis. Psychologists have made it so that people can fully comprehend these theories. This paper will show how everyday scenarios in the educational field can be broken down and analyzed through behaviorism, the different types of conditionings, and how people learn from them. Behaviorism is “primarily concerned with observable behavior, as opposed to internal events like thinking and emotion” (McLeod, S.A, 2013). That is to say, people learn by what they see and not necessarily how they feel. There are different types of behavioral conditioning. There is operant conditioning and classical conditioning. Classical conditioning “basically involves forming an association between two stimuli resulting in a learned response” (Cherry K.A 2005). There are two stimuli involved: unconditioned stimulus and conditioned stimulus. Unconditioned stimulus is where “there is no learning involved in connecting the stimulus” ( Huitt, W., & Hummel, J. 1997). In other words, the stimulus is a form of a person’s body responding naturally. Conditioned stimulus is when learning is used to associate an object with a stimulus. There is also the neutral stimulus which doesn’t
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