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Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, and Neobehaviorism

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Describe the major principles associated with the 3 theories - classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and neobehaviorism.

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Classical conditioning is fairly simple: it states that a response can be elicited to any stimulus if the response to that stimulus is rewarded during training. An example is probably useful for illustration:

A dog sees the lights turn on at the front door. Someone comes to feed them shortly after (food being a reward). The dog will eventually associate the light being turned on with incoming food, and thus would start salivating as a response. Eventually, even without ...

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The expert describes the major principles associated with the three theories, classical conditioning, operant conditioning and neobehaviorism.