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Exploring Classical Conditioning

Exploring Classical Conditioning

Author: Carol Barbay

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

This tutorial discusses classical conditioning as a form of learning. The tutorial lists 3 phases or steps in the classical conditioning process. Also included in the tutorial are examples of classical conditioning that you can apply to your own life experiences. At the end of the tutorial are suggestions for how to extend your understanding of learning by comparing and contrasting classical conditioning with operant conditioning. 

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This tutorial helps you to understand classical conditioning as a form of learning in which your thinking, feelings and actions are changed as a result of experience.