from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Psychology A new or modified response elicited by a stimulus after conditioning. Also called conditioned reflex.
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- n. a conditioned reflex
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a behavioral response to a stimulus that has been acquired by experience or conditioning.
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- n. an acquired response that is under the control of (conditional on the occurrence of) a stimulus
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Anchoring works the same way as the conditioned response that Ivan Pavlov elicited from his famously salivating dog.