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What Is Conditioned Response In Behavioral Science?

In classical conditioning, a conditioned response (CR) is a response that is elicited by a conditioned stimulus. A conditioned stimulus is a previously neutral stimulus that has been associated with an unconditioned stimulus through classical conditioning. For example, in Pavlov’s experiment with dogs, salivating was the conditioned response because it was elicited by the bell (the conditioned stimulus), which had been associated with the food (the unconditioned stimulus). A conditioned response is a response that has been elicited by a conditioned stimulus through classical conditioning. It is contrasted with an unconditioned response, which is a response that is naturally elicited by an unconditioned stimulus without any previous conditioning.

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