Associative Structures in Pavlovian and Instrumental Conditioning

  title={Associative Structures in Pavlovian and Instrumental Conditioning},
  author={Geoffrey Hall},
In the most basic of conditioning procedures, the experimental subject (usually an animal, but sometimes a human participant) experiences two events in close temporal conjunction. In Pavlovian conditioning, one stimulus (the unconditioned stimulus, US) occurs along with (usually shortly after) the presentation of some other (the conditioned stimulus, CS); in instrumental conditioning, a stimulus (or outcome, O) is forthcoming after the animal has emitted some specified pattern of behavior (or… CONTINUE READING