unconditioned response

unconditioned response
unconditioned response or unconditioned reflex,
Psychology. a response that occurs without specific learning or experience when a stimulus is presented. The knee jerk is an unconditioned reflex.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • unconditioned response — a response elicited spontaneously by an unconditioned stimulus; an unlearned response, i.e., one that occurs naturally. Called also inborn or unconditioned reflex …   Medical dictionary

  • unconditioned reflex — noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus • Syn: ↑reflex, ↑reflex response, ↑reflex action, ↑instinctive reflex, ↑innate reflex, ↑inborn reflex, ↑physiological reaction …   Useful english dictionary

  • unconditioned — adjective Date: circa 1631 1. not subject to conditions or limitations 2. a. not dependent on or subjected to conditioning or learning ; natural < unconditioned responses > b. producing an unconditioned response < unconditioned stimuli > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unconditioned — un·con·di·tioned dish ənd adj 1) not dependent on or subjected to conditioning or learning <unconditioned responses> 2) producing an unconditioned response <unconditioned stimuli> * * * un·con·di·tioned (un″kən… …   Medical dictionary

  • response — 1. The reaction of a muscle, nerve, gland, or other excitable tissue to a stimulus. 2. Any act or behavior, or its constituents, that a living organism is capable of emitting. Reflexes are usually excluded because they are typically elicited by a …   Medical dictionary

  • unconditioned — adj. 1 not subject to conditions or to an antecedent condition. 2 (of behaviour etc.) not determined by conditioning; natural. Phrases and idioms: unconditioned reflex an instinctive response to a stimulus …   Useful english dictionary

  • unconditioned reflex — see under response …   Medical dictionary

  • unconditioned stimulus — any stimulus naturally capable of eliciting a specific response …   Medical dictionary

  • unconditioned stimulus — /ˌʌnkəndɪʃənd ˈstɪmjələs/ (say .unkuhndishuhnd stimyuhluhs) noun a stimulus innately effective in eliciting a specified response …   Australian-English dictionary

  • unconditioned or unconditional response — See conditioning …   Dictionary of sociology

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