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Classical Conditioning

Classical conditioning is one of the most important concepts in behavioral psychology. Learn more about the classical conditioning process, how it was discovered and how it can be used to modify behavior.

Introduction to Classical Conditioning
Classical conditioning is one of the best-known concepts of behavioral learning theory. Find information in this introduction to classical conditioning.

Principles of Classical Conditioning
In addition to the basic classical conditioning process, there are a number of phenomena that play a role in classical conditioning. Find information on acquisition, extinction, discrimination, and more.

What Is a Taste Aversion?
A conditioned taste aversion is a classically conditioned avoidance of certain foods. These conditioned responses occur when eating a food is followed by sickness. Learn more about why conditioned taste aversions occur.

Pavlov's Dogs
The concept of classical conditioning is studied by every entry-level psychology student, so it may be surprising to learn that the man who first noted this phenomenon was not a psychology at all. Learn more about classical conditioning, Ivan Pavlov and his well-known experiments with dogs.

The Little Albert Experiment
The Little Albert experiment was a famous psychology experiment conducted by behaviorist John B. Watson and graduate student Rosalie Rayner. Learn more about the Little Albert experiment and discover what happened to the boy in the study.

The Sad Tale of Little Albert
New researchers suggests that the little boy at the center of the Little Albert experiment was neurologically impaired. Evidence also implies that Watson knew of the impairment and purposefully misrepresented the data.

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