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
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.
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