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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? An example of classical conditioning is when I go over to my sister in laws house and her dog gets excited and jumps on me right away. Even though I yell sit, down, stay and no, the dog does not listen (unconditional stimulus). However when I have a treat for the dog and tell it to sit and stay, the dog listens to my commands (conditional stimulus). An example of operant learning is raising my daughter. When she does something wrong, she gets told “no” and/or gets put in time out or a spank. When she does something
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Unformatted text preview: correctly, I use positive reinforcement by hugging her, clapping, saying “yay that’s a big girl”. I prefer operant because it seems to be the way that most learning is done. When using positive or negative reinforcement, it will make the person grow into a better person. This is something that has to be consistent though. If you tell a child no and punish them only half of the time that they do something wrong and ignore it the other half, it will just cause confusion on whether or not the action they are doing is right or wrong. I believe that operant learning is the most effective way to learn....
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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