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Classical Conditioning: Pseudo, Laws and Applications of Classical Conditioning


Pseudo Conditioning

Sometimes the experimental conditions themselves become the CS. This is especially true for conditioning of fear responses. E. g. assume that in our experimental setup for some reason ringing of bell gets paired with shock, then, animal becomes conditioned to bell but bell might not elicit fear response outside experiment room, this contextual stimuli and conditioning is called pseudo conditioning because behavior change is not conditioned to bell rather response is the artifact of the experimental method.

Laws of Classical Conditioning

Laws of Acquisition

  • Learning process of conditioned response is called acq…

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Description of Classical Conditioning: Classical Conditioning- Elements of Classical Conditioning, Cognitive Perspective of Classical Conditioning, Some Basic Principles



Classical Conditioning

  • Classical Conditioning is a learning principle given by Pavlov, He was studying digestive system on dog when he noticed that his dog starts salivating when he was about to get food. He noticed the activity of his dog and found that he salivates when he listen to the footsteps of the food giver or when it was his food time.
  • This led Pavlov to think about that we generate response even before we get the particular stimulus just by sensing it arrival.
  • Classical Conditioning is a basic form of learning in which one stimulus comes to serve as a signal for the occurrence of a second st…

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