Classical conditioning

Classical conditioning - them they have observed and...

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Stacey Lawrence October 13, 2010 Psychology, Section Classical Conditioning The application of Classical Conditioning theory is the process of behavior modification by which a subject comes to respond in a desired manner to a previously neutral stimulus that has been repeatedly presented along with an unconditioned stimulus that evokes the desired response. I have worked at a day care for over a year now, doing the same thing with the kids every single day. My schedule starts at three o’clock PM. When it is snack time they are told to sit against the wall while I prepare it, and once they finish eating it they are able receive their juice. After seeing me come in every day of the week and do this routine with
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Unformatted text preview: them they have observed and realized that every day when I arrive they need to sit on the wall and behave in order to receive their snack. So immediately when I walk in the door they know what to do and they do sit against the wall and wait to be served. This is considered classical conditioning because they know what to do and have an automatic response to do what they are suppose to do once I arrive. The neutral stimulus in this would be me walking into the room to prepare snack, the kids would be the subject, and the unconditional stimulus that evokes the response would be them going sit against the wall because of the repetition....
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Wyllie during the Fall '08 term at Delgado CC.

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