Differences and Similarities Between Operant and Classical Conditioning

How do classical conditioning procedures differ from operant conditioning procedures? How are they similar? In your opinion, which learning process is more effective? Why? You know, after reading the chapter I would have to say that operant conditioning is more effective. Classical conditioning only has one mechanism, association, to affect learning; however, operant conditioning has... Continue Reading →

Ecology and Population Growth

What is the current estimate of the worldwide human population at this moment? Describe how this number is changing moment-to-moment, day-to-day, and from one year to the next. The current worldwide human population at this moment is 6,555,336,000. This is a huge number. I knew that the current population was around 5 or 6 billion,... Continue Reading →

Anorexia Nervosa vs. Bulimia Nervosa

What are some differences between these two disorders? How do these disorders affect people who suffer from them? What leads a person to become either anorexic or bulimic? Are the causes internal, external, or both? Explain your answers. Well, anorexia nervosa involves the gradual caloric reduction of food until the body loses enough weight that... Continue Reading →

Eating: What, When, and How Much

Post a 100- to 150-word response to the following: After reading section 10.3 in the text, Factors that Determine What, When, and How Much We Eat, does your personal experience support these concepts? Why or why not? Provide examples. Yes, I have always known what Pinel (2007) was saying about sensory-specific satiety. When I was... Continue Reading →

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