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Given an everyday event, describe the type of learning.

Ray was assigned to barracks in a very old building with old plumbing. While showering for the first time, he heard the toilet flush and then, a few second later, was scalded when the water suddenly became much hotter. He screamed in pain. The next time he took a shower, when he heard the toilet flush, he immediately jumped out of the stream of water and screamed before the water became hotter.

Name and briefly describe the process of learning that took place.

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This is called classical conditioning! It is when two activities are "pair" (they co-occur) and so the emotional response from the one activity gets tainted to the other. ...

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This solution is very brief (about four sentences) and explains the learning theory and mentions the original work that led to this learning theory.