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Classical vs. Operant conditioning
A comparison and contrast of classical and operant conditioning.
# 124922 | 250 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Theory)

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This paper compares, contrasts and defines classical and operant conditioning as two approaches to fostering learning.

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"Classical conditioning changes reflex behavior that in the absence of any learning, would occur only in response to specific stimuli such as salivation in the presence of food. (Kagan Havemann) Classical conditioning capitalizes upon reflexes that are built in and not learned per se. It is defined by Kagan and Havemann as a type of learning process through which a response becomes attached to a conditioned or previously neutral stimuli. Operant conditioning, in contrast, refers to the process by which through learning free operant..."

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