Simultaneous Conditioning

Simultaneous Conditioning is conditioning that occurs, frequently unintentionally or unplanned, at the same time as formal conditioning or training. For example, in Ivan Pavlov's classic experiments, his dogs were trained to salivate in response to a bell signal (conditioned stimulus) that they associated with being fed (conditioned response). However, at the same time the dogs might also have learned inadvertently to associate the time of day or the sound of a door (unconditioned stimulus) with being fed. In this way, the dogs were being conditioned to respond to multiple stimuli at that same time.

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