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CONDITIONED REFLEX

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The development of a specific response by an individual to a specific stimulus. The best-known conditioned reflex is the one described by Ivan Pavlov, in which dogs that became accustomed to being fed when a bell was sounded salivated on hearing the bell, even if no food was given. The conditioned reflex is an important part of behavioural theory.

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