The Effect of Contextual Stimuli on Learning

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The training and extinction of learned responses may be associated with the contextual stimuli present. The possible effects of contextual stimuli have been observed in classical and operant conditioning through the processes of extinction and renewal responses. Though extinction involves the weake ... Continue Reading

Nature v Nurture

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?Are we born that way?? ?How much impact does the environment actually have on our personalities?? These are the questions that have had psychologists puzzled and intrigued for centuries, dating as far back as thirteenth century France. We may never know the answers to these questions (they have bee ... Continue Reading

What is Learning

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When we talk of learning something we usually think of something classroom, such as English or Maths. However, Psychologists refer to learning as a relatively permanent change in behaviour as a result of experience'. Learning is defined as: any relatively permanent change in b ... Continue Reading

Learning Theories

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Throughout time there have been many different ideas and approaches as to what causes behavior. One way to explain behavior is through learning. There are two types of learning theories, both based in terms of conditioning - classical conditioning and operand conditioning. ... Continue Reading

Aversion essay

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Aversion Essay This essay is about classical and operant conditioning as well as observational learning and memory strength in my life. I will start with my taste aversion experience. This happened when I was about seven years old at a restraun ... Continue Reading

Classical and Operant Conditioning

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Classical and opperant conditioning differentiate in three main ways. First off, classical conditioning is the association of two stimuli such as light and food where as operant conditioning is the corralation of behavioral response and it's consequense such as working hard and getting a bonus. ... Continue Reading

Cognative Learning

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Classic conditioning is a basic form of learning, which is involuntary. First you have Unconditioned Stimulus. This is when the stimulus that causes a reflex or emotional response without any learning or conditioned required. Second you ... Continue Reading

classical/operant conditioning

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B.F. Skinner came up with the theory that operant conditioning is a change or changes in behavior which are the result of an individual's response to events or stimuli that can occur in the environment. When a stimulus or response pattern is reinforced, the individual is conditioned to respond. Rein ... Continue Reading

Clockwork Orange

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A Clockwork Orange is a film about a wild and troubled young lad Alex. Alex and his friends (droogs) get a high from inflicting harm upon others. They commit random acts of robbery and rape around London. Alex, as the ringleader, eventually gets caught and is sent to prison. It is in prison that ... Continue Reading

Classical Conditioning

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Have you ever wondered why your mouth waters when for example the microwave beeps that it is done? Or why your dog gets hyper or drools when he hears you from a far distance yell dinnertime? The way we learn these things are through a process called Classical Conditioning ... Continue Reading

What is discipline in the workplace?

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What is Discipline in the Workplace? When the word discipline is mentioned in the workplace environment, the predetermined interpretation is that of “I am in trouble”. This statement listening to it at the surface is probably true and when defining discipline with that shallow statement, ... Continue Reading


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Psychologists believe that children learn to control their bladders during sleep through classical conditioning, a type of learning in which an organism comes to associate different events. Normally, a wet bed or diaper causes a child to awaken. Through repeated pairings, bladder tension becom ... Continue Reading


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Today in mass media the main purpose is to persuade the audience. Some of the persuasion is good for society and the other not. To persuade is a concept that can be defined as attempting to change people’s attitudes and behaviors through written or spoken word. ... Continue Reading

Behavioural model

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Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, psychologists tended to believe that the explanations offered by classical and operant conditioning were fully adequate to understand human behaviour. Classical conditioning is a form of learning in which a conditioned and unconditioned stimulus be ... Continue Reading

Operant V. Classical Conditioning

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Classical conditioning and Operant Conditioning are learning methods that have been introduced to us to help us understand how we learn and have emotional responses to certain subjects. Classical conditioning and operant conditioning both explain why we react to ... Continue Reading


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1. Behaviorism is the study of animal and human conditioning. Learning or conditioning is an essential tool for survival so to identify conditioning as the universal learning process many behavior theorists conducted experiments. John B. Watson and B. F. Skinner both are behavior theorists who condu ... Continue Reading

Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning in Psycholog

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Classical conditioning as defined by the textbook is “A basic form of learning in which a stimulus that produces an innate reflex comes associated with a neutral stimulus, which acquires the power to elicit the same response. An example of classical conditioning is the in class experiment that ... Continue Reading

Associative Learning and More

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We use the term classical conditioning to describe one type of associative learning in which there is no contingency between response and reinforcer. This situation resembles most closely the experiment from Pavlov in the 1920s, where he trained his dogs to associate a bell ring with a food-rewar ... Continue Reading

Types of Conditioning

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Compare and contrast classical, operant and social theory and tell who came with and give examples of each. Classical theory was founded by Ivan Pavlov an is one form of learning in which an organism "learns" through establishing associations between different events and stimuli. ... Continue Reading

Educational Psychology

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The study of Educational Psychology pairs the science of psychology to educational practices and provides teachers with evidence-based knowledge to support their day-to-day decision making in the classroom (PowerPoint, Mullin). Therefore, it is no surprise that many educational psycholo ... Continue Reading

Programmatic Assessment: Theories

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Programmatic assessment of theories provides insight from different theorists on how, why, and what he or she believes are steps needed to be taken or followed to obtain specific results. Since the early 1800's, several theorists have developed theories pertaining to thinking, feeling, behavior, an ... Continue Reading

Psychology And Learning

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There are many different kinds of ways that people and animals learn. People can adjust the way they learn to the different situations in which they are learning and what they have to learn. One form of learning is known as conditioning. Conditioning emphasises the relationship between stimuli an ... Continue Reading

The Many Ways an Infant Learns

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“Learning is the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience.” (Snow & McGaha, 2003, p.158). Infants learn in a variety of ways. In fact, infants begin learning even before they are born. However, learning is usually partial during infancy as opposed to any other stage; this is beca ... Continue Reading


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Throughout the course of a week I was able to spend some time with my sister and her family, two sons and a daughter. I spent a lot of this week with them because I decided to try my experiment on my little niece Grace. I chose to use Grace as part of my project because s ... Continue Reading

Making Information Meaningful

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Learning is the ability to take a person’s life experiences that are acquired and develop them so one can learn a new skill, concept, or behavior, which will be useful later in life. This paper deals with the many different characteristic associated with acquiring learning and the factors involve ... Continue Reading