learned reaction


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Noun1.learned reaction - a reaction that has been acquired by learning
response, reaction - a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent; "a bad reaction to the medicine"; "his responses have slowed with age"
acquired reflex, conditional reaction, conditional reflex, conditional response, conditioned reaction, conditioned reflex, conditioned response - an acquired response that is under the control of (conditional on the occurrence of) a stimulus
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It's biological, not a learned reaction (blind people blush), it's brought on by emotion and it's unique to humans.
This becomes a learned reaction and the children can learn to misbehave to earn our attention.
Goodman, insisting that "humour is a learned reaction," lists five ways to learn how to use humour in work.