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Chapter 5 Psychology

Anything that follows a response and weakens it or decreases the probability that it will occur
A reinforcer is given after a fixed number of correct, non reinforced responses
Learning to perform a behavior because it prevents or terminates an aversive stimulus
Conditioning that occurs when conditioned stimuli are linked together to form a series of signals
the disappearance of a previously learned behavior when the behavior is not reinforced
A Reinforcer is provided after a varying number of non reinforcers responses
Genetically programmed tendencies to acquire classically conditioned fear responses to potentially life-threatening stimuli
A Systematic process for administering reinforcement
Any event that follows a response and strengthens or increases the probability that the response will be repeated
States that the consequence, or effect, of a response will determine whether the tendency to respond in the same way In the future will be strengthened or weakened
A Type of learning through which an organism learns to associate one stimulus with another
The learned ability to distinguish between similar stimuli so that the conditioned response occurs only to the original conditioned stimulus but not to similar stimuli
AN operant conditioning technique that consists of gradually molding a desired behavior (response) by reinforcing any movement in the direction of the desired response, thereby gradually guiding the responses toward the ultimate goal
A series of gradual steps, each of which is more similar to the final desired response
The sudden realization of the relationship between elements in a problem situation, which makes the solution apparent
A Soundproof chamber with a device for delivering food to an animal subject; used in operant conditioning experiments
Voluntary behavior that accidentally brings about a consequence
The individual who demonstrates a behavior or whose behavior is imitated
A Relatively permanent change in behavior, knowledge, capability, or attitude that is acquired through experience and cannot be attributed to illness, injury, or maturation
IN classical conditioning, the weakening and eventual disappearance of the conditioned response as a result of repeated presentation of the conditioned stimulus without the unconditioned stimulus
Any event or object in the environment to which an organism responds; plural is stimuli