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Classical Conditioning is the type of learning made famous by Pavlov's experiments with dogs. Classical conditioning is a learning process that occurs through associations between an environmental stimulus and a naturally occurring stimulus.   Classical conditioning can be used to increase the amount of a behavior, but it can also be used to decrease behavior.   Classical conditioning differs from Operant conditioning in that classical conditioning does not require an action from the learner. They are simply learning the association. An example of Classical Conditioning from my childhood, would be, I would go to my grandparents house in Seattle once a year, and we would go to our cabin, it always smelled clean and fresh outside, like when it
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Unformatted text preview: would rain everything was fresh; the smell of moisture and Pine trees outside and inside the smell of Cedar. Now when ever it rains at night and I step outside in the morning, I smell that same smell and it brings me back to my Grandparents and the love we had when I was a child. There is no better smell. Operant conditioning forms an association between a behavior and a consequence. There are four consequences to behavior something good can start or be presented, (positive reinforcement) something good can end or be taken away (punishment), something bad can start or be presented,(positive reinforcement) and something bad can end or be taken away (punishment). Consequences have to be immediate, or clearly linked to the behavior....
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