Origin of Pavlovian conditioning
First recorded in 1930–35
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Medicine definitions for pavlovian conditioning
[ păv-lō′vē-ən, -lô′- ]
A process of behavior modification by which a subject comes to respond in a desired manner to a previously neutral stimulus that has been repeatedly presented along with an unconditioned stimulus that elicits the desired response.
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