conditioned emotional response

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Noun1.conditioned emotional response - an emotional response that has been acquired by conditioning
emotion - any strong feeling
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This is a "conditioned emotional response" (CER) and it tells you that he is starting to make the happy association: "Touch makes chicken happen!"
One of the first demonstrations of this dates back to work of Estes and Skinner (1941) who found that an exteroceptive CS, previously paired with a noxious US (foot-shock), suppressed the rate of operant food-reinforced responding (i.e., conditioned emotional response paradigm, CER).
This is a conditioned emotional response (CER) - your pup's association with the stimulus at threshold distance is now positive instead of negative.