SPONTANEOUS RECOVERY By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 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 RESISTANCE TO EXTINCTION ASSOCIATIVE STRENGTH SALIVARY REFLEX REINFORCEMENT PAVLOVIAN CONDITIONING CONDITIONED AVOIDANCE RESPONSE (CAR) RESURGENCE ESTES-SKINNER PROCEDURE DIFFERENTIAL EXTINCTION CONDITIONED SUPPRESSION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPONTANEOUS RECOVERY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spontaneous-recovery/ (accessed January 23, 2021).