Difference in classical and operant conditioning


Learning in psychology(esp. Behavioral Psychology) is through clasical or operant conditioning. Its a change in behaviour depending on the envionment.

Classical Conditioning

Pavlo's dog experiment was Classical conditioning. Conditional Stimulas(Bell) comes before the change in action.

Opernant Conditioning

Consequences lead to change in voluntary behavior


Eg. Giving a child candy for doing something good. Conditioning is after the action.


Eg. Beating a child for doing something wrong.

Published on: 2nd December, 2020