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Conditioned Response Definition and Example

What does it mean when a behavior is classified as a conditioned response? What are some examples of conditioned emotional response that you have observed in yourself or a friend?

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The concept of conditioned response came from Pavlov's theory of classical conditioning. Classical Conditioning came from Pavlov's experiments with dogs. During the classical conditioning process, Pavlov presents food to the dogs and measures the amount of drool that they produce. Then he starts ringing a bell right before he gives them the food in order to get them to associate the food with the bell. At first, the dogs ignore the bell and do not begin salivating until they see the food. However, eventually, they begin to associate the sound of the bell to the food and start to ...

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