Meaning of conditioning
Pronunciation: (kun-dish'u-ning), [key]
— n. Psychol.
- Also calleda 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.
- Also calleda 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 (Thesaurus)