Friday, June 10, 2011

Post 3 Classical conditioning and The Office

Here is a perfect example of Pavlov's dogs, in a more modern and comedic reference. Jim had heard about Pavlov's experiment about classical conditioning, and without telling Dwight, had conducted an experiment. Over the course of time, Jim had offered Dwight an Altoid mint whenever Jim's computer made a noise as it shut down. Eventually, like Pavlov's dogs, Dwight had come to expect the presentation of an Altoid when he heard the shut down noise. I chose this because its always interesting when you hear something concerning your major on TV, and knowing The Office, they would take a funny spin onto a predominately scientific topic, which i found entertaining.

1 comment:

  1. That is such a funny video. It is amazing how classical conditioning can occur in any setting just as long as the combination of the neutral stimulus and unconditioned stimulus are paired properly.