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Classical conditioning is based on the experimental work of the Russian physiologist, Ivan Pavlov, who, in the early 1900s, demonstrated that dogs can be , conditioned' to associate one stimulus with a second, unrelated one. Pavlov gave the dogs a small amount of meat causing them to salivate, which was a normal, unconditioned response (DCR) to the presence of food while at the same time setting off a metronome or ringing a bell or buzzer. After a few repeated trials, the dogs salivated in anticipation of receiving food merely upon hearing the clicking of the metronome or the sound of the bell when no meat was given to them.