Classical ConditioningPaper Rating: Word Count: 711 Approx Pages: 3
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. It started when a Russian physiologist named Ivan Pavlov found that before he fed his dogs, when they smelled, saw the food, or even the person that feeds them, they would slobber. Pavlov figured out that dogs had learned that these things had become signals that food was coming. He wanted to see if he could make other things be signals to the dogs, so he decided to try to pair it with a bell ringing. He rang the bell, presented the dog food and the dogs would slobber. He did this until the dogs would automatically slobber when they heard the bell. Interesting huh. As you can tell classical conditioning can also be used with animal training
All of the parts of classical conditioning have names. The parts of it are, unconditioned stimulus, which in this c