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Well, it is an experiment in behavioral psychology. The idea is that if we associate one thing with another (in this case, associate a bell with food), that eventually the same things will happen when the associated thing happens as when the original impetus happens. The dogs would start salivating when they saw their food... so they would ring a bell when the food came, and eventually, the dogs would start salivating when the bell rang... even when it was not accompanied by food.

The same thing happens in everyday life to a certain extent. For instance, someone who hates their job will get grumpy whenever they are at work... but they could also start to associate it with other things, like the whole company, the whole city, the whole state. Eventually "I hate California" would express that person's hatred of doing a particular thing or interacting with a particular person, because they have associated other things with whatever they detest. Whether it is worth addressing all of our associations and working through them or just moving to another state depends on the circumstances.

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In Pavlovs experiment with dogs in which he demonstrated classical conditioning what was the meat powder called that was placed on the dog's tongue?

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Why did Pavlovs dog salivate to a tone?

Because pavlov would feed the dog right after the tone. The dog came to understand that the tone meant food was coming, and would salivate in anticipation.


What is the hypothesis of pavlovs dog observation?

it is hypothesised that by feeding the dogs meat powedwe after ringing a bell would on average condition the dogs to salivate when the bell is rang


What is the aim of the experiment for Pavlov salivating dogs experiment?

Pavlov's experiment was an experiment of classical conditioning. Everyone knows that when a dog sees food it salivates. In Pavlov's experiment, he rang a bell every time he gave food to his dogs. Eventually, Pavlov found that even when he rang the bell, but did not give his dogs food, they would still salivate. The dogs had become conditioned to expect food when they heard the bell. Therefore, even if there was no food given, they would still salivate at the sound of the bell. He proved that an unrelated stimulus could provoke an uncontrollable, biological response.


Who was ivon pavlov?

Ivan Pavlov was a Russian psychologist who is famously known for his conditioning experiment involving a dog and a bell. What he did was train the dog to salivate by ringing a bell. To do so, Pavlov would place food in front of the dog, and ring the bell. Thus, the dog would salivate at the sight of the food and subconsciously at the sound of the bell. Through conditioning, Pavlov was able to repeat the process until the dog became accustomed to hearing the sound of the bell, and ultimately when the dog heard the bell ring, it would begin to salivate as it had learned to associate the sound of the bell with food, and food resulted in its salivation

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In Pavlovs experiment with dogs in which he demonstrated classical conditioning what was the meat powder called that was placed on the dog's tongue?

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