Ivan Pavlov

Ivan Pavlov

Ivan Pavlov is best known for developing the theory of classical conditioning that had profound impact on the understanding of human behavior.

Ivan Pavlov born ed 1849 in Russia. Russian physiologist known chiefly for his development of the concept of the conditioned reflex. In a now-classic experiment, he trained a hungry dog to salivate at the sound of a bell, which was previously associated with the sight of food.

He developed a similar conceptual approach, emphasizing the importance of conditioning, in his pioneering studies relating human behavior to the nervous system. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1904.

Ivan Pavlov developed the classical concept of conditioning .

What is Ivan Pavlov’s theory?  Pavlov’s  theory is a learning procedure that involves pairing a stimulus with a conditioned response.  Pavlov discovered that objects or events could trigger a conditioned response. In his experiments,  Pavlov  demonstrated how the presence of a bowl of dog food (stimulus) would trigger an unconditioned response (salivation).  Pavlov’s theory later developed into classical conditioning, which refers to learning that associates an unconditioned stimulus that already results in a response  with a new, conditioned stimulus. 

Pavlovian reactions aren’t just for dogs – Benjamin N. Witts

Ivan Pavlov Quotes

Science demands from a man all his life. If you had two lives that would not be enough for you. Be passionate in your work and in your searching.Ivan Pavlov

It is clear to all that the animal organism is a highly complex system consisting of an almost infinite series of parts connected both with one another and, as a total complex, with the surrounding world, with which it is in a state of equilibrium. Ivan Pavlov

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Selected Bibliography : Encyclopedia Britannica.

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