The essay will be on chapter 7 the learning chapter as it is part of the
Exam 2 material. The essay is as follows:
Please explain both Classical and Operant conditioning by using an
example of each from your own life experience. Diagram , explain and
contrast each paradigm and use the following diagrammatic format:
Contrast means for example Classical Cond. is invol/Operant is vol.
Provide the proper labels for each part of the diagrams and explain the
behavior in each category and contrast the operant behavior with
that of the classical example (example one is voluntary one is
involuntary, one is reflex one learned etc.).
The essay is very straight forward label the diagrams as presented in the
essay question, example Classical conditioning would be: US= Food, UR= saliva, CS=
bell, CR = saliva
This would be the Pavlov example were he taking the test, use your own.
The operant example might be SD=time of day, response=go to work,
use your own personal example. In addition explain each paradigm using the basic
definition form the
how are they different, example: classical cond. is involuntary operant cond. is
voluntary, classical is a reflex
operant is an intentional behavior etc. Hopefully this helps. Do the best you can
should not take more than
a half hour to complete, use the text.
Example: Classical conditioning Operant Conditioning
smooth striate muscle
C.S. = Stimulus discriminatory
U.S. = Reinforcement