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Evaluation of Operant Conditioning and Classical Conditioning - As explanation to Human Behaviour

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Evaluation of Operant Conditioning and Classical Conditioning As explanation to Human Behaviour Strengths Mythology- if laws of learning universal stimulus co-ordinator response. Pavlov's dog experiment was useful and more practical and ethical Ethics - > No demand characteristics informed consent > Experiment research (labs) ...read more.

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it through a unfavourable out come learnt > Animal training done by operant conditioning and classical conditioning as behaviour can be reinforced > Education operant conditioning because of reinforcement Weaknesses Mythology- small simple size often used such, as little Albert- cannot generalise so it lack validity, as not all children are the same. ...read more.

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Pavlov's dog) > Animals can not give consent so it lacks ethics > Critics of other psychologists > Psychologists would say 'we inherit some behaviour (nature not nurture) > Humans have higher/ more complex cognitive capacities so animals learning studies are not useful > Animals and humans have different brain structures > Social learning explains similar behaviour (i.e. imitations) ...read more.

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