Differences between Unconditioned and Conditioned Reflex Actions

Differences between Unconditioned and Conditioned Reflex Actions

Natural/Unconditional Reflex ActionConditional/Acquired Reflex Action
1.  Nature. The reflex action is present since birth.

2. Similarity. The reflex action is same in all the individuals.

3. Previous Experience. It is not required.

4. Habits. Natural reflex action is not influenced by habits of the individual.

5. Change. The reflex does not change with time.

1. It is acquired after birth.

2. It is same or different depending upon learning and experience.

3. It is based on previous experience.

4. Conditioned reflex is based on the habit of the individual.

5. It can change, diminish or enhance with time.