Institution Professor Course Date Psychology Introduction Swimming as an aquatic sporting activity is one of the popular sports since the ancient times. Most of the recreational centres including learning institutions have swimming pools designed for student's swimming lessons as well as recreational activities. My swimming learning experience can be traced several years ago after joining an elementary school where swimming lessons were made part of the school's curriculum. Due to lack of prior swimming experience my swimming learning experience remains memorable up to date. This paper will discuss my swimming learning experience by applying classical conditioning operant conditioning as well as cognitive social learning theories. Classical conditioning Classical conditioning basically involves a learning process occurring through association with other people. In classical conditioning the neutral stimulus normally Conclusion Classical conditioning occurs when a neutral stimulus is linked with unconditioned stimulus hence provoking a conditioned response. In contrast operant conditioning is a learning whereby the occurrence of a behaviour is regulated by the consequences hence reinforcing the behaviour increases the possibility of its occurrence. On the other hand socio-cognitive emphasize on thinking and socio learning particularly through observation (Carpenter 2012). The relationship between classical and operant learning is that they have some common procedures and basic principles such as stimulus generalization. References Bandura A. (2014). Social cognitive theory of moral thought and action. In Handbook of moral behavior and development (pp. 69-128). Psychology Press Carpenter S. & Huffman K. (2012). Visualizing psychology. Wiley Global Education Feist J. (1994). Theories of personality. Harcourt Brace College Publishers. [...]
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing an informal learning experience you have had. You may describe, for example, how you became afraid of heights, why a particular food or smell moves you emotionally, or why you dislike elevators. The experience must be concrete and can be singular or an experience that occurred over a longer period. Describe the experience by applying learning theories from this week's readings to the steps involved. Include the following: Identify what you learned from the experience. Describe how your learning could have occurred through classical conditioning. Identify the unconditioned stimulus, the unconditioned response, the conditioned stimulus, and the conditioned response. Explain how your learning could have occurred through operant conditioning. Describe the behavior, consequence, and reinforcement. Indicate the schedule of reinforcement, if applicable. Address how your learning could have occurred through cognitive-social learning. Conclude by comparing classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and cognitive-social learning. Include at least two references from the University Library. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.