second-order conditioning

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sec·ond-or·der con·di·tion·ing

the use of a previously successfully conditioned stimulus as the unconditioned stimulus for further conditioning.
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Higher order, sometimes called second order conditioning, links this neutral stimulus to a second event.
In the case of Pavlov's dogs, if they could have been trained to associate a light being switched on with the sound of the bell and consequently began to salivate to the light only this would be second order conditioning.
All our participants had greater second order conditioning for smoking-related cues than the neutral cues, showing how smoking captures everyone's attention.
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