Define and explain classical conditioning (being sure to avoid plagiarism).

Psychologists generally identify three types of learning: 1) classical conditioning, 2) operant conditioning, and 3) observational learning. Follow the Written Assignment Guidelines (linked in the left-hand menu) in this and all other assignments in this course.

  1. Define and explain classical conditioning (being sure to avoid plagiarism). Then give a real life example of classical conditioning and specify what the US, CS, UR, and CR are in your example. Your example needs to be unique and not one already presented in the text.
  2. Define and explain operant conditioning (being sure to avoid plagiarism). Then give a real life example of operant conditioning and specify if your real life example of operant conditioning involves positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, or punishment. Your example needs to be unique and not one already presented in the text.
  3. Define and explain observational learning (being sure to avoid plagiarism). Then give a real life example of observational learning. Your example needs to be unique and not one already presented in the text.
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