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Question: TMA 03 Part 1: Essay - Evaluate the usefulness of conditioning for our understanding of human behavior. [Word count 1074]

TMA 03 Part 2: DE100 project report – Method Section. [Word count 565]

TMA 03 Part 3: Self-reflection. [Word count 99]

Answer: Introduction
Conditioning refers to a form of learning, in which there are two key types, classical conditioning; an association between a stimulus (something that elicits a reaction) and a response, and instrumental conditioning; where changes in behaviour are dependent on subsequent consequences. This approach is known as stimulus-response psychology. This essay will look briefly at how conditioning has been developed, before exploring its application to human behaviour. Consideration will be given to some of the benefits in doing so, as well as some of the limitations. These points will highlight that while conditioning can be useful for our understanding of human behaviour, it cannot fully explain it.

To explain the usefulness of conditioning for our understanding of human behaviour, it is important to look at how key aspects were developed. It falls into the category of behaviou...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: DE100 Investigating psychology 1
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 85%
  • Words: 1674
  • Date submitted: May 30, 2019
  • Date written: April, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8682

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