Classical Conditioning in Psychology: Definition, Principles & Examples


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An instructor was doing a demonstration with her class. She had the students form pairs and look in each other's eyes. She then suddenly turned off the lights and blew a whistle. She repeated this process several times. Finally, she blew the whistle but left the lights on. To the amazement of the students as they watched, the pupils of their eyes began to dilate. Seeing the eyes dilate after the whistle blew with the lights on is an example of:

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1. On the first day of kindergarten Mrs. Rose's class appears nervous. Mrs. Rose allows the children to have free time to color and play with clay. Each day during the first week of school, Mrs. Rose allows the children free time. By the end of the first week, the children appear calm and enter the room with happy faces. For the children, the kindergarten classroom has become the

2. Mr. Zee claps his hands and his students immediately become silent. What is the clap?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz combo to gauge your understanding of classical conditioning and how it works. You will be quizzed on examples of classical conditioning, as well as its components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are great for testing your knowledge of:

  • Conditioned stimuli
  • Unconditioned stimulus
  • Classical conditioning

Skills Practiced

Be sure to check out this quiz and worksheet if you want to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding how classical conditioning works
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on classical conditioning
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of specific actions and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more about classical conditioning and its components by reviewing the lesson called Classical Conditioning. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what classical conditioning is
  • Identify the significance of Pavlov's theory
  • Compare and contrast a conditioned stimulus and an unconditioned stimulus
  • Review the applications of classical conditioning