20 Classical Conditioning Examples in Everyday Life Explained
In the study of psychology, conditioning is the process of pairing two stimuli together so that if one stimulus can trigger a reaction, the other can do the same, too, simply by learned association.
Classical conditioning, also called Pavlovian conditioning and respondent conditioning, is learning through the association of a neutral stimulus with a biologically potent stimulus.
Here are some examples of Ivan Pavlov’s classical conditioning in everyday life.
Classical Conditioning Examples
A warm and nurturing teacher (US) makes students feel connected (UR).
Students associate going to school (CS) with the teacher.
A Warm And Nurturing Teacher Motivates Students
A harsh and strict teacher (US) makes students feel bad (UR).
Students associate going to school (CS) with the harsh teacher and learn to feel bad about going to school (CR).
A Harsh And Strict Teacher Demotivates Students
A child sees a dog attack a person. It’s a very frightening experience (UR).
Dogs are generally neutral stimuli (US) that many people find adorable.
Fear Of Dogs
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