Definition of classical conditioning in English:

classical conditioning

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[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.
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    • 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.

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