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- adj. Of or relating to the theories of the Russian physiologist, psychologist, and physician Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, especially those related to behavioral conditioning.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to Ivan Pavlov, or the principles of conditioned responses that he investigated.
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- adj. of or relating to Ivan Pavlov or his experiments
During that time of relative inaction, global investors flocked to the dollar as they have done in Pavlovian fashion since the Bretton Woods agreement was signed.
And lo and behold … Kai_Wolf pops up in Pavlovian fashion, unleashing a male-genital-focussed diatribe against Dion.
In psychology this is called a Pavlovian Response.
In a procedure called Pavlovian fear conditioning, a rat hears a tone that is rapidly followed by a shock to the foot.
This procedure is also referred to as Pavlovian conditioning, after the Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov, who first showed, over 100 years, ago that dogs quickly learn to associate the sound of a ringing bell with the presentation of food, so that after a number of pairings of the two stimuli, they begin to salivate in anticipation of being fed when presented with the bell alone.
As a result, markets are displaying some kind of Pavlovian reaction, activating classic reflation trades.
I find myself checking e-mails and responding to texts throughout the day with some kind of Pavlovian ferocity - it's not a conscious act, but a reflexive one.
And, at this point, I think I've got some kind of Pavlovian response going: that music plays, cue my tear ducts.
If you don't believe us, try it — the sound of ice clanking in a shaker causes a kind of Pavlovian response in party-goers.
I get very exasperated at my elderly uncle who responds with a kind of Pavlovian snarl to the neocons who fear for Israel.
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