Pavlov's Conditioning and Humans

The dog [in Pavlov's experiments] does not continue to salivate whenever it hears a bell unless sometimes at least an edible offering accompanies the bell. But there are innumerable instances in human life where a single association, never reinforced, results in the establishment of a life-long dynamic system. An experience associated only once with a bereavement, an accident, or a battle, may become the center of a permanent phobia or complex, not in the least dependent on a recurrence of the original shock.


Humans can be conditioned by a single experience, while the dog must have regular conditioning to continue salivating at the sound of a bell.

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 Personality, a Psychological Interpretation
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