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A Clockwork Orange (film)

according to A Clockwork Orange (film)

1) give an example of calssical conditioning

2) what is the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli and responses in the two examples of classical conditioning

3) give example of group think.explain
4) give example of group polarization. explain

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This answer discusses the psychology of the movie "A Clockwork Orange". In this answer I define the term "classical conditioning" and give a detailed example of how classical conditioning is used in the movie. I also talk about "groupthink" and "group polarization" and explain how each are portrayed in the film.

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Classical conditioning is a technique used to modify a behavior. In classical conditioning, a stimulus that occurs naturally is paired with a response. Next, a stimulus that was previously neutral is paired with the naturally occurring stimulus. Eventually, the previously neutral stimulus begins to induce the response without the naturally occurring stimulus.

There are four parts to classical conditioning; the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned stimulus and the conditioned response. The unconditioned stimulus is one that automatically triggers a response. For example, if you smell food, your stomach may growl. In this case smelling food is the unconditioned stimulus because it triggers your stomach to growl. The unconditioned response is the natural response to the unconditioned stimulus. In this example, the stomach growling is the unconditioned response to the ...

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