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Classical Conditioning and Application

- Describe the theory of classical conditioning.

- Select a scenario in which you would apply classical conditioning theory, such as training your dog to sit or training your partner to clean the house.

- Describe your selected scenario in which you illustrate how you would apply classical conditioning theory to the scenario

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Classical conditioning is a learning process in which a person or animal comes to associate a neutral stimulus with a meaningful stimulus and then responds to the neutral stimulus as if it was the meaningful one. It is a learning process that occurs through associations between an environmental stimulus and a naturally occurring stimulus. The unconditioned stimulus is one that naturally and automatically triggers a response. For example the smell of your favorite food may make you hungry. The unconditioned response is the unlearned response that occurs naturally in response to the unconditioned stimulus. In the prior example the hunger is the unconditioned response. The conditioned stimulus is a previously neutral stimulus that, after becoming associated with the unconditioned stimulus eventually comes to trigger a conditioned response. For example if a person ...