DQ WEEK 3 - time that I would go out and have a...

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Provide one example each of classical and operant conditioning in your own life. Identify either the stimulus and response or reinforcers in each case. Which type would you prefer for learning and why? Classical conditioning is taking one involuntary response, known as an unconditioned response, that is usually triggered by an unconditioned stimulus and switching that stimulus to a previously neutral stimulus, and creating a conditioned response. For example, in my life I used to crave smoking (unconditioned response) every
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Unformatted text preview: time that I would go out and have a cocktail (unconditioned stimulus). Now, I chew on a licorice stick when I have a cocktail to avoid the craving (conditioned response). Operant conditioning is a learned behavior in order to avoid punishment or to gain a reward. In my life the operant conditioning that we use is for my two year old son. If he uses the restroom like a big boy then we give him a Smarty candy. The reinforcer is the candy that my son receives. So far we don’t give out a lot of candy but we are hopeful....
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