Definitions for "Classical conditioning"
The association between a stimulus and a response.
The way in which an infant, during its development, learns to associate one event with another. The term is derived from procedures first introduced by Pavlov in his experimentation with dogs, in which a Conditional Stimulus (a bell) was paired with an Unconditional Stimulus (salivating) in order to elicit a response (known as the Conditioned Response), in this case that of the dog salivating even when the bell was sounded without food.
A type of learned response that occurs when a neutral object comes to elicit a reflexive response when it is associated with a stimulus that already produces that response. go to glossary index