One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to classical conditioning as described by I. P. Pavlov.
- ‘A good portion of the listening public have simply become Pavlovian dogs conditioned to button pushing until their reward is dispensed.’
- ‘It's like a Pavlovian reflex, an automatic reaction.’
- ‘Soviet psychology at this time was dominated by Pavlovian theory - which emphasised connections between psychology and physiology.’
- ‘Freud might equally well have used Pavlovian terminology.’
- ‘In the 1930s, he used Pavlovian techniques to examine ideas of behaviour and compulsion.’
- ‘That same Pavlovian reaction is now being elicited on Broadway as well.’
- ‘Sometimes, I still say the name in my head at difficult times but this is more of a Pavlovian reaction.’
- ‘Indeed, the experience of all this confection, a surfeit of assorted fruit flavors and candy colors, is mouthwatering in an almost Pavlovian way.’
- ‘It seems to be a translation of Pavlovian conditioning into neural terms.’
- ‘It's like a pre-programmed Pavlovian reaction, only without the dogs.’
- ‘It's honest reaction versus a Pavlovian reaction.’
- ‘Inspired by the famous Pavlovian dog experiments, Hebb theorized that connections among neurons that fired at the same time should become strengthened.’
- ‘It's quite catchy, but so is influenza, and the exposure needed to set the tune in your brain suggests that the response is Pavlovian rather than genuine in nature.’
- ‘It's a Pavlovian reaction, adrenaline pumping round her body.’
- ‘And finally, it's a bad idea because it exemplifies the urge to replace political discourse with Pavlovian conditioning.’
- ‘But it is also a Pavlovian reflex that lacks the benefit of judgment required of ethical decision making.’
- ‘The opening scene is likely to provoke a Pavlovian drool reaction in the audience.’
- ‘In Pavlovian conditioning the person is unable to control the situation.’
- ‘Or is there something in the national psyche that has a Pavlovian reaction to certain national traits of the former enemy?’
- ‘In contrast to Pavlovian conditioning, however, aversive or noxious stimuli cannot act as instrumental reinforcers through a positive relationship with a response.’
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