Death Anniversary of Ivan Pavlov

27 Feb 2021  Sat

Russian physiologist, Professor Ivan Pavlov won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1904 for his work on digestive secretions to become Russia’s first Nobel Laureate. He is chiefly known for his development of the concept of the conditioned reflex.

Pavlov received considerable acclaim for his work, including a 1901 appointment to the Russian Academy of Sciences and the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physiology. The Soviet government also offered substantial support for Pavlov's work, and the Soviet Union soon became a leading centre of physiology research.

A survey in the Review of General Psychology, published in 2002, ranked Pavlov as the 24th most cited psychologist of the 20th century. Pavlov's principles of classical conditioning have been found to operate across a variety of behavioural therapies and in experimental and clinical settings, such as educational classrooms and even reducing phobias with systematic desensitization.

A commemorative stamp issued by Russia shows Ivan Pavlov in the foreground. Besides this many stamps have issued in his honour.

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