Definition of Pavlovian in English:

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Pavlovian

Pronunciation: /pavˈləʊvɪən/

adjective

Relating to classical conditioning as described by I. P. Pavlov: the sound of the tea trolley created a Pavlovian reaction among the men
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Pavlovian

Chekhovian, Harrovian, Jovian
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