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Types of conditioning
« on: June 14, 2008, 12:53:20 PM »
There are two major types of conditioning:classical and operant.
 Classical conditioning is a technique used in behavioral training in which a naturally occurring stimulus is paired with a  response. Next, a previously neutral stimulus is paired with the naturally occurring stimulus. Eventually, the previously     neutral stimulus comes to evoke the response without the presence of the naturally occurring stimulus.
Operant conditioning or instrumental conditioning is a method of learning   that occurs through rewards and punishments for behavior. Through operant conditioning, an association is made between a behavior and a consequence for that behavior


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Re: Types of conditioning
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 08:26:21 PM »
I believe the problem with "conditioning" is that it is, like Skinner's view of Man, based on what one sees and not on what lies behind what one sees.
Skinner, at least as quoted in the book by Richard Evans. B.F. Skinner: The Man and His Ideas., quoted Skinner as saying that there was nothing within a human being that could account for that person present behavior.
It is reasonable for Skinner to make this mistake because he was quite ignorant of the Esoteric dimensions of Man [the MIND and Spiritual dimensions], and thus, he could not be aware of that which he did not know.  Conditioning does what in helping a person get in touch with the deeply repressed traumas hidden within a person's MIND, which are the causal factors behind a persons behavior?



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Re: Types of conditioning
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 07:30:54 PM »
ellion wrote about two "Types of Conditioning", not mentioning the third and most important to humans.  'Cognitive Conditioning". The two 'types' he mentions include animals, cognitive conditioning does not.
In cognitive conditioning, our involuntary is not conditioned to learn because it's 'hard-wired' and ready to react to perceptions. A variety of myrid thoughts can be and are 'believed'.
When a thought is believed it functions and looks like a perception from/of the environment. We are conditioned to condition ourselves instantly, on the spot, on the fly merely by believing a thought is real. We do so by habit, therefore we don't recognize doing it but experience the results/consequences nonetheless. You recognize the results as emotional suffering, dysfunctional behavior, stress, mistakes, when the thoughts believed are false/incorrect.

The reason we automatically trust our beliefs is because we believe our perceptions are direct/exact 'mirror images' of reality; this is as erroneous as was believing the earth was flat.
How does it occur? From using language and thinking. There's a built in flaw of the way we use language. ( See Aristotles "Law of the IS of Identity")
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