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  1. Introduction
  2. Behaviors
  3. Operant conditioning
  4. Learning
  5. Psychological procedures
  6. Conclusion

Behaviors with the procedure of gaining knowledge are more resent areas under discussion within psychology. Behavior is primarily the subject that psychology focuses on yet it is known that not every behavior is learned. Reflexive behavior is an instinctive response caused by a certain stimulus. Reflexive behavior is easily seen when an individual touches an extremely hot item. The reaction of pulling away quickly is not learned but imbedded within the genetics of the individual. This brings to light the theory that it is possible that even more complicated behaviors can also be instinctive. This theory is probable due to the fact that behavior residing within an individual can be genetically predisposed, ensuing in inherent behavior that various theorists refer to as species-specific behavior (Olson & Hergenhahn, 2009).

The very broad-spectrum term, learning, does not bring justice or describe what it in fact does. Theorists use the term conditioning to be a more pin-point and precise way of speaking about the adjustment of a behavior. The expression, conditioning, is much more exact as to giving description to the genuine procedure that is capable of altering an individual's behavior. Instrumental and classical are the two subgroups of conditioning. Learning is also described as instrumental and classical conditioning due to its relationship to conditioning (Olson & Hergenhahn, 2009). Given that two opposing types of conditioning exist it is easy to see that it has also been found that there are two opposing types of learning.

[...] The expression, conditioning, is much more exact as to giving description to the genuine procedure that is capable of altering an individual's behavior. Instrumental and classical are the two subgroups of conditioning. Learning is also described as instrumental and classical conditioning due to its relationship to conditioning (Olson & Hergenhahn, 2009). Given that two opposing types of conditioning exist it is easy to see that it has also been found that there are two opposing types of learning. Operant conditioning is another way of saying instrumental conditioning and was coined by B.F. [...]


[...] Using a bell and some meat he accomplished the task of gaining a particular reaction from the dogs (Feldman, 2010). Learning donates considerably to an individual's cognitive aptitude. The brain can function as a muscle does and with this same thinking if an individual exercises this muscle often the better performance it will put out as an outcome. Cognition is the procedure of learning that will take an individual to a general knowledge of a subject. High-end cognitive procedure will take into account the additional facets, for instance an individual's experiences. [...]

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