Week Three, Discussion Question One Your Name Here AXIA College of the University of Phoenix BEH 225 Instructor, Name Here Month and Day, 2009 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? One example of classical conditioning has and continues every morning prior to my leaving for work. When I walk to the pantry [where my dog’s food is stored] and subsequently withdraw a can of dog food, my dog stares at his bowl and soon after, his attention is focused primarily on my movement toward the electric can opener. Upon hearing the noise of the can opener, he sits down near his bowl and his attention bounces between my motions and his bowl. I cannot say with certainty which stimulus is or stimuli are responsible for his reactions or his identifying that it is time to eat prior to my emptying the can’s contents into the bowl. Is it the recognition of the can, is it my walk with the can to the can opener,
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course BEH225 BEH 225 taught by Professor Caroltripp during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.