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Classical Conditioning

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    Classical Conditioning: What a classic!

    • Do you have a dog?
    • Do you know someone who has a dog?
    • Have you ever taught this dog a trick or have you seen this dog perform a trick?

    Let’s think for a moment about the ways in which someone gets a dog to perform "tricks." Teaching a dog to sit, for example, requires the use of rewards. Each time a dog sits, the owner gives the dog a treat. When the owner says, "Sit" the dog will sit knowing that the treat is only seconds away.This type of learning is called conditioning

    Conditioning Ways in which we learn based upon an association between two events by repeated exposure..