a response that becomes associated with a previously unrelated stimulus as a result of pairing the stimulus with another stimulus normally yielding the response.
- Also called conditioned reflex.
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How to use conditioned response in a sentence
This, in turn, sets up a conditioned response and a favorable emotional reaction which is necessary.
The deepening of the hypnotic state lies in the intensification of the conditioned response mechanism once it has been initiated.
The basic function of the hypnotic records and hypnotic tape is to establish a conditioned response pattern to a given stimulus.
It would seem that only then was the conditioned response pattern finally established.
As the subject continues this procedure, he takes on the conditioned response mechanism necessary for self-hypnosis.
British Dictionary definitions for conditioned response
psychol a response that is transferred from the second to the first of a pair of stimuli. A well-known Pavlovian example is salivation by a dog when it hears a bell ring, because food has always been presented when the bell has been rung previously: Also called (esp formerly): conditioned reflex See also classical conditioning, unconditioned response
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Cultural definitions for conditioned response
In psychology, the response made by a person or animal after learning to associate an experience with a neutral or arbitrary stimulus. Conditioned response experiments by Ivan Pavlov (see Pavlov's dogs) paired a neutral stimulus (sounding a bell) with a natural response (salivating) by associating the bell with the presentation of food. Conditioned response experiments by B. F. Skinner and other behaviorists (see behaviorism) associated an arbitrary action (an animal's pressing a lever) with a positive reward (presentation of food) or a negative reward (an electric shock).
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