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Classical Conditioning

Classical Conditioning

Author: Carol Barbay

After completing this tutorial, student will be able to 

A) Define components of classical conditioning.

B) List and describe the phases of classical conditioning

C) Describe an example of classical conditioning using the 3 phases of the classical conditioning process

D) Distinguish between an unconditioned stimulus and a conditioned stimulus

E) Distinguish between an unconditioned response and a conditioned response


This tutorial will help students to understand the concept of classical conditioning as a form of learning. Students will become familiar with the components of classical conditioning and the 3 phases of classical conditioning. Students will  become familiar with several factors that can make the process of classical conditioning occur more quickly and easily. 

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Tutorial on Classical Conditioning

After completing this tutorial, students will be able to:
a) list and describe the components of classical conditioning
b) define the components of classical conditioning, including unconditioned stimulus, unconditioned response, conditioned stimulus and conditioned response
c) create an example of classical conditioning using the structure of the 3 phases of classical conditioning discussed in the tutorial
d) describe an example of taste aversion learning as it relates to classical conditioning

Source: Edited excerpt from Course Lecture Notes - Exam 2 - General Psychology