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Classical Conditiong Essay

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  • on April 3, 2014
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 1,250 words

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Classical Conditioning

by Ivan Pavlov

Christian B Del Rosario



Psychology 1


Classical Conditioning

    Ivan Pavlov is the Russian Scientist who discovered Classical Conditioning, who was studying the eating habits of dogs. Based on Pavlov observations, he was examining   the digestive habits of dogs. When he noticed some interesting things on his dogs.   Pavlov immediately knew the food that he feed on his dogs mouaused the dogs to salivation. Dogs are easily to salivate when they are eating, especially when they’re starving. The dogs were orienting reflex, pavlov got his dogs attentions. Scientist can’t still evaluate   how dogs salivate. However,Scientists say it is one of those unlearned and automatic responses.   Now every time Pavlov opened his kitchen cabinet to get the dog's food, the cabinet door made a screeching sound and then he noticed that his dogs were salivating without the food. also he used tuning fork to make a sound,   a tuning fork is a two-pronged steel device used by musicians, which vibrates when struck to give a note of specific pitch.

The dogs were conditioned reflex about the sound what they heard all the time. Now Pavlov start to focused on investigating exactly how these conditioned responses are learned or acquired. In a series of experiments, Pavlov used a device named metronome to evaluate their salivation. A metronome used by musicians that marks time at a selected rate by giving a regular tick. In addition, he   set out to aggravate a conditioned response to a previously neutral stimulus. He decide to use food as the unconditioned stimulus, or the stimulus that arouse a response naturally and automatically. The sound of a metronome was chosen to be the neutral stimulus. The dogs would first be bare   to the sound of the ticking metronome, and then the food was immediately presented. Pavlov tried a several trials he then noted...

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