Definition of conditioned response in English:

conditioned response

Syllabification: con·di·tioned re·sponse
(also conditioned reflex)


  • An automatic response established by training to an ordinarily neutral stimulus. See also classical conditioning.
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    • Furthermore, research also needs to establish if the conditioned responses can be successfully extinguished and, if so, the most effective way of achieving this goal.
    • Furthermore, the study also found limited support for the notion that physiological and cognitive responses to nicotine might also have the capacity to become conditioned responses.
    • If a person is feeling euphoric and at long last can envision themselves as depression free in the future, any setback will cause a flight back to the conditioned response of suicidal ideation.

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