SPONTANEOUS RECOVERY By N., Sam M.S. - 42 the reappearance of a conditioned response after an operant has been taken away. See extinction. SPONTANEOUS RECOVERY: "In spontaneous recovery a conditioned response will appear after conditioning is taken away." Related Psychology Terms REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) Evaluation of a Qualitative Study AVOIDANCE LEARNING HABIT BRAIN WAVES (Electroencephalogram, EEG) LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) INHIBITION MANIC-DEPRESSIVE REACTION (DEPRESSIVE PHASE) ANTISOCIAL REACTION REACTION TIME (Response Latency) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SPONTANEOUS RECOVERY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spontaneous-recovery/ (accessed December 6, 2022).