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classical conditioning

 

Definition: a form of learning, as in Pavlov experiments, in which a previously neutral stimulus becomes a conditioned stimulus when presented together with an unconditioned stimulus. Also called stimulus substitution because the new stimulus evokes the response in question.

Synonym(s): stimulus substitution

See Also: respondent conditioning

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