The Rescorla-Wagner model is math-based model bout classical conditioning. There are 6 rules for this model. I will use only the first 5 rules. I will apply them to the scenario of women walking out of her car and then getting stung by a bee so now she makes sure to look for bees. Rule 1 applied to said situation is if the bee sting is greater then she thought then walking to the car of some sort with a sting of a bee then she will have a positive reaction and make sure there are no bees around the car to sting her.
The second rule when applying it to the bee problem is that if the bee sting is less then she thought then she won’t always look around each of the cars she gets into. Rule 3 applied to this problem is that both the walking to the car and the bee sting are equal then she will have no response to anything.
The rule number 4 applied to this bee problem is basically if the bee sting and walking to car are stronger learning experience then she expected then the conditioning or the learned act will be stronger whether it is excitatory or inhibitory. The fifth rule applied to said problem with the bees is the more it is noticeable the bee sting then it will condition more then then the less noticeable action. Heredity and genetics play a role in classical conditioning. it is said that people were somehow biologically shaped ready to learn certain types of groups of things or associations with different measurements of how hard it is.
In the end of all the research they concluded that it was easy for humans and animals of any kind to learn things that had to do with their world, but it was harder then if it was not part of their world. If you take aversion for example. You eat something like pasta and meatballs and the you get sick from it then your body understands and learns that you shouldn’t eat that or like that because you got sick from it. Also. We can use our readiness in other ways. We can develop strong aversions to certain foods we can also used said readiness when developing fears or what we call phobias. Humans throughout our history and culture have had tendencies or urges to feel frightened or scared by things that could be considered harmful or dangerous to our kind.
There is a connection between drug tolerance and classical conditioning. Basically the connection is that dug tolerance can be attributed to Pavolv in the sense that one can learn to take the medicine and then the effects of the drug can then lead to taking more of it which will cause the body to tolerate it more. The CS in this situation are the way the drugs are given and which enviroment and the UCS is the effects that the drug givens, which means that the UR means that you take and the US is you get hooked and need more which in that case leads to drug tolerance. That is the connection between the two.