Definition of Pavlovian in English:

Pavlovian

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Pronunciation: /pavˈləʊvɪən
 
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adjective

  • Relating to classical conditioning as described by I. P. Pavlov: the sound of the tea trolley created a Pavlovian reaction among the men
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    • In Pavlovian conditioning the person is unable to control the situation.
    • It seems to be a translation of Pavlovian conditioning into neural terms.
    • Soviet psychology at this time was dominated by Pavlovian theory - which emphasised connections between psychology and physiology.

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