• Frederick Sierles
  • Bernhard E. Blom


Conditioning is the process by which we learn new behaviors, maintain them, or discontinue old behaviors. Conditioning falls into two categories: There is classic (respondent or Pavlovian) conditioning, developed by the Nobel prize-winning Russian physiologist Pavlov, and operant (instrumental, Skinnerian) conditioning, developed by the American psychologists Watson, Thorndike, and Skinner.


Conditioned Stimulus Unconditioned Stimulus Classic Conditioning Discriminative Stimulus Operant Conditioning 
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Selected Bibliography

  1. American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Behavior Therapy. Behavior Therapy in Psychiatry. Aronson, New York (1974).Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick Sierles
  • Bernhard E. Blom

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