Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Learning and Cognition
Discovered by Russian physiologist Ivan Pavolov, classical conditioning is a learning process that occurs through associations between an environmental stimulus and a naturally occurring stimulus.This kinds of reactions are triggered by a certain smell,sound or even an image.For example, I can remember the taste of a cookie still made today that my grandma would always give me. Now everytime I go and purchase those cookies my thoughts are sent back to my childhood memories. A classical condition can be used in a classroom by the teacher as she tries to assert herself during the first month of school.