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Is this a correct example of classical conditioning?

Is this a correct example of classical conditioning? Topic: writing a response paper
June 27, 2019 / By Jack
Question: Okay so I believe I have a correct example but i'm unsure on what is the conditioned and unconditioned stimulus, and conditioned and unconditioned response? Here's my example. Okay so I feel like everytime I look at the clock it says 9:11. And I think I just notice this more often just because of the significant numbers represents a tragic event. I have to write a paper of my own personal example of a classical conditioning. If anyone can give me any input, or even suggest an example I'd greatly appreciate it. thanks! thank you all for your responses, they all helped a lot!
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Fingall Fingall | 8 days ago
You example is not correct - it has nothing to do with classical conditioning. For classical (respondent) conditioning, there has to be a neutral stimulus paired with an unconditioned stimulus first. Someone mentioned something related to fear and mugging - this is a very good example. Say you are walking down a street (the neutral stimulus/NS) and you have never had a bad experience on this street before. Then one day, someone jumps out (the unconditioned stimulus/US) and scares you (unconditioned response/UR) on this street. From that day on, you notice that everytime you even pass this street (which has now become the conditioned stimulus/CS), you notice that your heart races and your muscles tense up (the conditioned response/CR), because you now associate this street with fear. This is classical conditioning. In a nutshell: respondent (classical) conditioning ocurs when a previously neutral stimulus (NS) is paired with a US (the NS and the US are presented together). As a result of this pairing, the NS becomes a conditioned stimulus (CS) and elicits a conditioned response (CR) similar to the UR.
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Fingall Originally Answered: Classical music? classical vocalist? Contemporary music? Josh Groban?
Interesting research topic. :o) I'd say... cross-over between classical and pop singing has been going on for a long time.... As long as we have been familiar with 'improvisation.' Music is hardly an objective artform... Composers didn't write everything down on the score until late into the Romantic Era... and traditions, or the idea of it, change over time. I'd perhaps concentrate instead on particular questions like; what is it about classical music that appeals to audiences from different generations and musical preferences? Cross-over singers aren't necessarily 'fakes'. And most of them aren't claiming to be classical or opera singers (though the misperception is widespread among their fans.... and the media that give them coverage without correcting the mislabeling doesn't help either). To me, there is nothing wrong with people who sing the music they enjoy even when they don't sing it well. Music is not the exclusive property of specific group(s) of audience... it appeals to different people in different ways. It is true that to sing classical vocal music and opera well you need to be quite well trained (which is why pop singers who sing opera arias aren't well appreciated by opera fans)... And it is also true that most opera singers who cross-over to sing pop (or even jazz) music don't do any better either (Eileen Farrell was good at both... She was an exception rather than the rule.... and she didn't even like opera!). But I'm not bothered when I see others who enjoy the same music (opera) that I do even when they can't cope with it's technical requirement! If I pooh-pooh all those folks away, there'll only be opera snobs left to hang with when I go to the theater... and that would be so BORING! I'm interested to know, for instance, if the 'modernized rearrangement' of classical music numbers sung by 'cross-over' singers like Groban, Brightman, et.al, enable the younger (new) audience who are so used to instant gratification now to be more interested in real classical music.... And if many of them would then explore more to hear what authentic performances of Carmen or Tosca or Rigoletto sound like. When you listen to Sarah Brightman sings the Moon Song from Dvorak's Rusalka ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6F77W1fA... ), do you get curious enough about the song to look up opera singers' renditions of the same tune ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2oWNYa1W... )? I would be interested to know if the new audience, those who aren't already familiar with classical vocal music before, are attracted to the music itself or to its singer. Though I do have a small number of favorite singers, I love to listen to the same songs done by many different artists, too... But there are others who don't. It would be interesting to see if I'm in the minority or the majority. Don't know if all that rambling is any help at all. But good luck nonetheless!

Darcie Darcie
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Azarael Azarael
I would be careful with that example of conditioning because that is really more of a selective memory thing. I studied psych in college. It's selective in that you remember that event because it has meaning to you so other times when you look at the clock and it's not 9:11 it's is easily just disregarded from memory. Remember classic conditioning was well portrayed in an experiment by pavlov and his dogs. However you could use...haha let's say you knew a person who wore heavy cologne and every time you saw him it made you sick. Then one day you see him but he's not wearing the cologne. yet you still feel sick because it has because you have been conditioned to respond this way. The response is conditioned...the conditioned response. My example may be poorly put together but look up pavolv and it will help
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Wendi Wendi
I had a similar thing with digital clocks. It seemed that every time I looked at it it read 707, 737 or 747 - all models of Boeing aircraft. What it meant was that I was in wake-up mode between 7 and 8 and just happened to do a double take when I saw those particular read-outs. the 710s, 720's and 750s went unnoticed because they didn't mean anything although they undoubted presented themselves just as often. So I do not think that this is an example of conditioning so much as trivial association. To me, deliberate conditioning is very much associating stimulus and reward as in the famous experiments of Pavlov and his dog.
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Shaquila Shaquila
I do not think that is a good example Conditions responses would be external and repeated to shape behavior I am not sure what an unconditioned response means
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Orlagh Orlagh
actlly dis can b better called as aversive conditioning....u c d time9:11 everytime u lul at d clock coz of d aversive stimulus attached to it...u can reframe dis example to link stimulus n response in a better manner...
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