Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
People can be trained to perform a certain task or response by providing some sort of trigger, which may be a sound, picture, phrase, etc.
Pros and Cons
- This theory shoes us how much power we can have over the mind. We can program our mind to work a certain way.
- Confirms the existence of physiological component and psychological process.
- Gave a better understanding to the brain to psychologists.
- Influential to the study of child development.
- Researchers are unable to determine why classical conditioning occurs.
- Many individuals consider that using animals for scientific research is animal cruelty.
- This theory does not take into account everyone's individuality.
- Physiologist (1849-1936)
- Pavlov became famous for his experiments with dogs:
-- Eventually, the dogs associated the ringing bell with food and began to salivate every time Pavlov rang the bell, even if food was not present.
How the theory could be applied in the classroom
- Condition good habits
- Condition emotion
- Students develop a positive attitude
- Students develop sympathy
- Students change his/her outlook
- The teacher can bring interest into school subjects
- Relate learning activities with pleasant events
- Develop skills in recognizing differences and similarities among situations to enable them to discriminate and generalize situations
Does this theory still exist in education today?
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Renata, Rebeca. "Uses of Classical Conditioning in the Classroom | EHow." EHow. Demand Media, 05 Dec. 2010. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.