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pavlovian

adjective Referring to the theories delineated by Pavlov, which is understood to mean conditioned reflexes that occurs after certain stimulation.
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Some Pavlovian accounts have argued that substitution (in cue competition preparations particularly) may occur more or less readily, depending on whether or not the US is a biologically relevant stimulus (Denniston et al.
Within the Gravettian chrono-typological framework (Svoboda 1994: 215), Pavlov VI falls into the Evolved Pavlovian stage, and into the facies or style characterised by intensive marginal retouching on flakes, blades and pointed blades and by the presence of a few microliths belonging to the so-called Predmosti style.
These three modes are Pavlovian approach, (3) goal-directed action, and habit.
Maybe we're just so programmed that we want someone to tell us what to do--even if we know it's a Pavlovian response to pushing a button.
A Flies had their intelligence boosted by Pavlovian methods, such as associating smell and taste with particular food or experiences.
Why people still continue to stand in a Pavlovian manner for the Hallelujah Chorus beats me.
The embarrassment that Labour politicians suffer as they contemplate the wreckage of their own housing polices and ideologies, past and present, triggers a Pavlovian reaction which would almost be funny if it were not so stupid and expensive.
Hillary Clinton has made it known that she has more ideas for government than we "can afford," a much more honest and bold admission than can be found in the Pavlovian chanting of "Change
Boutiques that rely on the Pavlovian trigger of carols to boost consumer spending lean heavily on instrumentals; the fewer ho-ho-ho's employees hear, the less likely they are to stab a difficult customer with a candy cane.
The yellow smiley face became a Pavlovian symbol that caused shoppers to salivate and take out their credit cards at the same time.
Using Pavlovian training techniques common to bee research, they trained bees to give a positive detection response when they were exposed to vapors from TNT, C4, TATP explosives and propellants.
For once the oil consuming public long conditioned these past years to react with Pavlovian obedience to every OPEC and oil industry's pronouncement that peak oil is at hand, that oil will soon be running out, has, at last, taken a different tack.