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Classical conditioning

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Psychology: What is Classical Conditioning?

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Classical conditioning experiment Bart Simpson fears a cupcake

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Ivan Pavlov's Classical Conditioning Psychology Experiment

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Classical Conditioning - Ivan Pavlov

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Psychology Experiment - Classical Conditioning

Classical conditioning refers to a learning procedure in which a biologically potent stimulus is paired with a previously neutral stimulus. It also refers to the learning process that results from this pairing, through which the neutral stimulus comes to elicit a response that is usually similar to the one elicited by the potent stimulus. These basic facts, which require many qualifications, were first studied in detail by Ivan Pavlov through experiments with dogs. Together with operant conditioning, classical conditioning became the foundation of behaviorism, a school of psychology which was dominant in the mid-20th century and is still an important influence on the practice of psychological therapy and the study of animal behavior. Classical conditioning is a basic learning process, and its neural substrates are now beginning to be understood.
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