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Where can I find basic examples and principles of behavourism ie: classical cond, operant etc; urgent

-- Chris Purbrick (, October 27, 2004


If I'm understanding your question correctly, I would say that any psychology textbook on learning should have examples of operant and classical conditioning as well as descriptions of what they are. B. F. Skinner's 1938 book "The behavior of organisms" is a classic reference where the distinction between respondent (classical) and operant conditioning is made. You could also see Pavlov's work -

Pavlov, Ivan P. (1927). Conditioned reflexes: An investigation of the physiological activity of the cerebral cortex (G. V. Anrep, Trans.). (Original work published 1927)

which is posted at the Classics in the History of Psychology site:

-- Alexandra Rutherford (, October 27, 2004.

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