Hero of the month
Ivan contributed to the landscape of psychology with his study on classic conditioning. Classic conditioning, a study also known as “Pavlov’s dogs”, is an experiment based on the thought that every organism, when exposed to certain stimuli, will trigger certain reactions or behaviour. By ringing a bell before every meal, dogs will eventually begin producing saliva before even smelling or seeing food. Through his work, Pavlov influenced academia with important knowledge about human reflexes, behavioural psychology, learning processes and how humans perceive themselves.