Saturday, June 24, 2017

Classical Conditioning

A topic that I came across in the Psychology of Learning was Classical Conditioning. Classical Conditioning was a theory constructed by Ivan Pavlov. Classical Conditioning is defined as a learning process in which a potent stimulus like food is paired with neutral stimulus like a bell. Through the pairing of these two stimulus', we come to find a  response. Pavlov conducted an experiment with dogs salivating over food as it was presented. Pavlov's worked to train the dogs to salivate when they heard the bell. Pavlov's experiment is seen as one of the must influential experiments of all time. 

1 comment:

  1. First I like your picture, it is perfect for this post. Second, classic conditioning is one of my favorite topics, because i feel like it is always something that people are encountering. For example, when we drive on a high way and hear/see sirens and flashing lights, our first reaction is to get out of the way. So we are conditioned to do so just because it is a way of life.