Classical conditioning is evident in several aspects of our everyday lives. For this assignment, you will be asked to describe a personal example of classical conditioning. The example you describe may be fictional as long as it meets the requiremets of the assignment.

Classical conditioning is evident in several aspects of our everyday lives. For this assignment, you will be asked to describe a personal example of classical conditioning. The example you describe may be fictional as long as it meets the requiremets of the assignment.

First, you must explain the basic concept of classical conditioning. USE YOUR OWN WORDS. Cite anyone else’s work you ay use, although citations aren’t a requirement and should be minimal.

Then you can briefly describe your example. Be sure to identify the UCS, UCR, CS, and CR. EXPLAIN IN YOUR OWN WORDS WHAT THESE ITEMS ARE AND THEN LIST THEM IN YOUR EXAMPLE. (If your example is a form of higher-order conditioning be sure to list each CS).

Next, you will need to explain three other variables involved in classical conditioning and then describe how they each played a role in your personal example of the conditioning process (if they didn’t really happen- describe how they would). See below for a list of variables to choose from, be sure to include at least one of the last 4 on the list.

Variables to choose from include:
Contiguity
Contingency
Intertrial interval
Spontaneous recovery
Extinction
Trace or delayed conditioning (the pairing of CS and UCS)
Blocking
Latent inhibition
Overshadowing
Sensory preconditioning

Grading Rubric (out of 50 pts.):
• Explanation of classical conditioning – 10 points
• Example of classical conditioning – 10 points
• Explanation of 3 variables involved in classical conditioning– 10 points
• Relevance of 3 variables to personal example – 15 points
• Spelling, Format, and Grammar – 5 points