classical conditioning


classical conditioning

noun

Definition of CLASSICAL CONDITIONING

:  conditioning in which the conditioned stimulus (as the sound of a bell) is paired with and precedes the unconditioned stimulus (as the sight of food) until the conditioned stimulus alone is sufficient to elicit the response (as salivation in a dog) — compare operant conditioning

First Known Use of CLASSICAL CONDITIONING

1949

classical conditioning

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLASSICAL CONDITIONING

: conditioning in which the conditioned stimulus (as the sound of a bell) is paired with and precedes the unconditioned stimulus (as the sight of food) until the conditioned stimulus alone is sufficient to elicit the response (as salivation in a dog)—compare operant conditioning

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