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Pavlovian conditioning

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  1. conditioning(def 2).
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Origin of Pavlovian conditioning

First recorded in 1930–35
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Pavlovian conditioning

(păv-lōvē-ən, -lô-)
  1. 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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