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classical conditioning (stuttering glossary)

A form of conditioning in which a previously neutral stimulus is paired with an unconditioned stimulus. In time, the neutral stimulus becomes conditioned, and elicits a conditioned response which is similar to the unconditioned response originally elicited by the unconditioned stimulus. (Synonyms: Pavlovian conditioning, respondent conditioning, reflex conditioning.) (See conditioned stimulus.)


Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)