Self-conditioning



[kuh n-dish-uh-ning] /kənˈdɪʃ ə nɪŋ/
noun, Psychology.
1.
Also called operant conditioning, instrumental conditioning. a process of changing behavior by rewarding or punishing a subject each time an action is performed until the subject associates the action with pleasure or distress.
2.
Also called classical conditioning, Pavlovian conditioning, respondent conditioning. a process in which a stimulus that was previously neutral, as the sound of a bell, comes to evoke a particular response, as salivation, by being repeatedly paired with another stimulus that normally evokes the response, as the taste of food.
conditioning
/kənˈdɪʃənɪŋ/
noun
1.
(psychol) the learning process by which the behaviour of an organism becomes dependent on an event occurring in its environment See also classical conditioning, instrumental learning
adjective
2.
(of a shampoo, cosmetic, etc) intended to improve the condition of something: a conditioning rinse

conditioning con·di·tion·ing (kən-dĭsh’ə-nĭng)
n.
A process of behavior modification by which a subject comes to associate a desired behavior with a previously unrelated stimulus.
conditioning
(kən-dĭsh’ə-nĭng)
See classical conditioning.

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