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behavioral contract

Identifying a behavioral problem and setting up a reinforcer that is dependent upon the completion of a less desirable, but necessary task

classical conditioning

a type of learning in which an organism comes to associate stimuli. A neutral stimulus that signals an unconditioned stimulus (US) begins to produce a response that anticipates and prepares for the unconditioned stimulus. Also called Pavlovian or respondent conditioning.

modeling

used in helping people overcome unwanted behaviors

fixed ratio schedule

reinforcement is available at predetermined times

fixed ratio schedule

reinforcement occurs after a specified quantity of responses

Generalization

reacting to similar stimuli in different situations

modeling

Shaping behavior with rewarding approximately correct responses

operant

a type of conditioning used to change behavior

variable ratio schedule

in operant conditioning, a reinforcement schedule that reinforces a response after an unpredictable number of responses

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