Could it just be that prison itself conditions a sort of Pavlovian reaction to carve chess pieces?
Receiving a coffee-related gift triggers a Pavlovian response – elation, anticipation, a faux caffeine rush.
Contrary to the Pavlovian GOP notion of Clinton, she is generally centrist in her views and approach.
It's supposed to be Pavlovian: we hear "taxpayer payback" and are supposed to think TARP and be mentally appeased.
But this Pavlovian trigger cannot be effective indefinitely.
I can assure you that already in the Pavlovian swamps of the nutso right, the glands are swelling.
1931, from the theories, experiments, and methods of Russian physiologist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936), especially in connection with the salivary reflexes of dogs in response to mental stimulus of the sound of a bell (attested from 1911, in Pavloff [sic] method).