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.
KeywordsConditioned Stimulus Unconditioned Stimulus Classic Conditioning Discriminative Stimulus Operant Conditioning
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