Operant Conditioning and Respondent Conditioning Jordyn Gibbs PSY7708: Basic Foundations in Applied Behavior Analysis
In this weeks discussion we talked about respondent conditioning and operant conditioning. According to Applied Behavior Analysis, respondent conditioning is “formerly neural stimuli that can acquire the ability to elicit respondents through a learning process.(Heward, J.O.C.T.E.H.W. L. (2019)” Petrovich Pavlov discovered respondent conditioning when working with animals and their salivation to food. During this discovery, Pavlov also discovered unconditioned stimulus, which is “the stimulus component of an unconditioned reflex; a stimuluschange that elicits respondent behavior without any prior learning.(Heward, J.O.C.T.E.H.W. L. (2019)” With this, it was a reflex, something that was not learned or naturally occurred. When discriminating between these two, respondent conditioning is elicited, and operant conditioning evoked by an antecedent (Miltenberger, R. G. (2015).