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Conditioned vs. unconditioned responses

This solution explains the difference between a conditioned and an unconditioned response with 3 examples of each. It also gives an excellent description of a conditioned response, and includes personal examples of conditioned responses. It provides a description of unconditioned responses and stimuli as well.

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What is the difference between a conditioned and unconditioned response?

A conditioned response (CR) is one that is caused by a conditioned stimulus (CS), whereas an unconditioned response (UR) is caused by an unconditioned stimulus (US). According to Pavlov and Classical Conditioning, a US (e.g. red meat) will lead to the UR (e.g. salivation), which is an innate, natural reaction to red meat. When a CS (e.g. tone) is presented before the US (e.g. red meat) repeatedly and contiguously, after a while the CS alone will lead to the CR (e.g. salivation) (Terry, 2009).

Provide at least 3 examples of each type of response.

One example of the CR is salivation that ...

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This solution explains the difference between a conditioned and an unconditioned response with 3 examples of each. It also gives an excellent description of a conditioned response, and includes personal examples of conditioned responses. It provides a description of unconditioned responses and stimuli as well.

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