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CONDITIONING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conditioning mean? 

CONDITIONING (noun)
  The noun CONDITIONING has 1 sense:

1. a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment

  Familiarity information: CONDITIONING used as a noun is very rare.


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CONDITIONING (noun)


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Meaning:

A learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("conditioning" is a kind of...):

acquisition; learning (the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conditioning"):

experimental extinction; extinction (a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus)

aversive conditioning (conditioning to avoid an aversive stimulus)

classical conditioning (conditioning that pairs a neutral stimulus with a stimulus that evokes a reflex; the stimulus that evokes the reflex is given whether or not the conditioned response occurs until eventually the neutral stimulus comes to evoke the reflex)

operant conditioning (conditioning in which an operant response is brought under stimulus control by virtue of presenting reinforcement contingent upon the occurrence of the operant response)

counter conditioning (conditioning in which a second incompatible response is conditioned to an already conditioned stimulus)


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