9 terms

Behaviorlism 1

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.
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
reacting to similar stimuli in different situations
Shaping behavior with rewarding approximately correct responses
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