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Related to conditioned response: conditioned stimulus, classical conditioning, unconditioned stimulus, unconditioned response
a response that does not occur naturally in the animal but that may be developed by regular association of some physiologic function with an unrelated outside event, such as ringing of a bell or flashing of a light. Soon the physiological function starts whenever the outside event occurs. Called also conditioned reflex. See also conditioning.
1. The process of acquiring, developing, educating, establishing, learning, or training new responses in an individual. Used to describe both respondent and operant behavior; in both usages, refers to a change in the frequency or form of behavior as a result of the influence of the environment.
2. The application of a structured training program to prepare cardiovascular, muscular, and psychological readiness in human, canine, and equine athletes for competition or strenuous events.
con·di·tioned re·flex (CR),
a reflex that is gradually developed by training and association through the frequent repetition of a definite stimulus. See: conditioning.
A new or modified response elicited by a stimulus after conditioning. Also called conditioned reflex.