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The four types of learning are classical conditioning operant conditioning social learning and cognitive learning In this paper I will give you an overview on each type of learning and examples of each Classical Conditioning is the first part of conditioning discovered by Ivan Paslow in which associations are made between a natural stimulus and a learned neutral stimulus It is the most primitive of learning Classical Conditioning consist of conditional and unconditional stimulus and conditional and unconditional response Response is a reaction to stimulus Stimulus is anything that elicits a response Unconditional Stimulus is a stimulus that automatically elicits a response Conditional Stimulus is a stimulus that has previously been neutral but is now a natural stimulus Unconditional Response is an automatic response to a natural stimulus Conditional Response is a response brought on by learning Emotional Conditioning also is apart of classical conditioning John Watson found out that you dont have to learn how to be afraid because it happens automatically If you have a stimulus that is frightening your response will be fear Example You hear someone say that they desperately want a hot dog Eating the hot dog is an unconditional stimulus and the salivation in an unconditional response because you want to eat the hot dog after someone mentioned it The word hot dog is a conditional stimulus and eating the hot dog is an unconditional stimulus The salivation is an unconditional response Because the hot dog is only heard about and not an object at that time it is a conditional response and the salvation is a conditioned response B F Skinner founded Operant Conditioning It is a type of conditioning those results from ones actions and the consequences they cause Most learning is done through operant conditioning because it is learning done by experiences The brain learns more with operant conditioning than classical conditioning because the brain tends to remember unusual things better than common things In
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