PAIRING HYPOTHESIS

the hypothesis appointing the critical attribute of Pavlovian conditioning as the temporal conjunction between a conditioned stimulant and an unconditioned one.

PAIRING HYPOTHESIS: "The pairing hypothesis was nearly deemed correct prior to any actual experiment being done, when Pavlov noticed by chance that the inadvertent pairing of the lab assistant and the food elicited the same response in the dog."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PAIRING HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pairing-hypothesis/ (accessed October 27, 2020).
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