ECE _ DSST Organizational Behavior

Classical conditioning is a type of conditioning

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Classical conditioning is a type of conditioning where an individual responds to some stimulus that would not invariably produce such a response.This theory, created by Ivan Pavlov , grew out of experiments to teach dogs to salivate in response to the ringing of a bell. Learning a conditioned response involves building up an association between a conditioned stimulus and an unconditioned stimulus. Using the paired stimuli, one compelling and the other one neutral, the neutral one becomes a conditioned stimulus, and takes on the properties of the unconditioned stimulus. In other words, classical conditioning is where a certain stimulus results in a response it doesn't normally generate. InPavlov's experiment, every time he gave the dog food, he rang a bell. Eventually, whenever he rang the bell, the dog would salivate--even if there was no food. It had been classically conditioned to associate salivating (normally associated with the stimulus of food), with the stimulus of a bell ringing. Classical conditioning is apparent in an organizational setting.
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