noun[mass noun] Psychology
A learning process that occurs when two stimuli are repeatedly paired: a response which is at first elicited by the second stimulus is eventually elicited by the first stimulus alone.
More example sentences
- Many of these studies seem to ignore what has traditionally been seen as a fundamental difference between two types of learning: classical conditioning and instrumental learning.
- A process of classical conditioning results in these representations of moral transgressions becoming triggers for the mechanism.
- The unconditioned stimulus in a classical conditioning experiment must occur before the reward for the stimulus-reward association to occur.
Definition of classical conditioning in:
- The US English dictionary