Pavlovian conditioning


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Pavlovian conditioning

n.
Classical conditioning.

[After Ivan Petrovich Pavlov.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

con•di•tion•ing

(kənˈdɪʃ ə nɪŋ)

n.
1. a process of changing behavior by rewarding or punishing a subject each time an action is performed.
2. Also called classical conditioning. a process in which a previously neutral stimulus comes to evoke a specific response by being repeatedly paired with another stimulus that evokes the response.
[1915–20]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
He covers the modification of instinctive behavior, principles and applications of Pavlovian conditioning, theories of Pavlovian conditioning, principles and applications of appetitive conditioning, principles and applications of aversive conditioning, biological influences on learning, traditional learning theories, stimulus control of behavior, cognitive control of behavior, the storage of experiences, and memory retrieval and forgetting.
To arrive at this conclusion, researchers first put test mosquitoes through Pavlovian conditioning, in which the insects learned to associate the smells of specific people or species with a mechanical shock, which was simulated by vibrations and accelerations produced using a simple vortex mixer in the laboratory.
Try Pavlovian conditioning. If you vowed to spend less and so shunned the shoe sale, buy yourself a steaming cup of cappuccino.
His contributions within the framework of Pavlovian conditioning could be, in our opinion, the perfect supplement to the operant explanations retrieved by contextual therapies (RFT; Hayes, Barnes-Holmes, & Roche, 2001).
Rescorla, "Stimulus generalization: some predictions from a model of Pavlovian conditioning," Journal of Experimental Psychology.
In this respect, it would appear that, despite most experiments providing evidence for both operant conditioning and Pavlovian conditioning, these experiments were simply based on animals and their behaviour.
It's based on Pavlovian conditioning," the researcher added.
This prediction is empirically supported by a large number of reports using both Pavlovian conditioning and predictive learning task with humans (e.g., Bouton & Peck, 1989; Rosas & Callejas-Aguilera, 2006).