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an even or stimulus that precedes an operant and sets the occassion for operant behavior
what is experimental analysis of behavior concerned with?
controlling and changing the factors that affect behavior
attempted to track down source of 'psychic' secretions led him to discover respondent conditioning
current status of some system is brought about or caused by the long term interactions between the system and the universe of which it is a part
an event (X) immediately preceding some occurrence (Y) is said to cause it if the event produces or results in the occurrence
any change in the environment that laters the effectiveness of some stimulus and alters the momentary frequency of the behavior that has been followed by that reinforcement
what you manipulate, change, or control; cause; change in the contingencies of reinforcement
class of stimuli that all have same effect on behavior; increase probability of behavior that produces it
single subject designs
research that is concerned with discovering principles and conditions that govern the behavior of single or individual organisms
emphasize repeated demonstrations of experimental control; importance is placed on repetition
single subject designs
phylogenetic sequences of behavior that requires an environmental stimulus to set off behavior that produces the next set of stimuli that set off the next set of responses in the sequence
law of threshold
uncertainty region, where roughly 50% of the stimuli that are presented produce a response
law of intensity-magnitude
relationship between the intensity of the eliciting stimulus and the size or magnitude of the elicited response
law of latency
time between the onset of the eliciting stimulus and the appearance of the reflexive response
when an organism responds to a new event based on a history of pairing with a biologically important stimulus
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