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Pleasant stimulus that comes after a behavior and raises chance that behavior will be repeated (ex. give rat sugar when it presses lever)
Unpleasant stimulus that comes after a behavior and raises chance that behavior will be repeated (ex. play loud noise until rat presses lever)
What kind of reinforcer is a neutral stimulus (ex. plastic token or money) which becomes a reinforcer by association (it can be exchanged for known reinforcers)?
Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior (DRO)
Positively reinforce someone for doing a healthy alternative behavior - will reduce the bad behavior without needing punishment
Unpleasant stimulus comes after behavior and raises chance behavior will stop (ex. hit a child after they swear)
Pleasant stimulus is removed after a behavior and raises chance behavior will stop (ex. take away child's toy when they have a tantrum)
What happens when you keep giving the CS without the US (after US/CS pairing has occurred)?
A stimulus similar to the CS produces the same reaction - also called second order conditioning; example green light vs. red light
Emotional disturbance resulting from trying to get someone to differentiate between almost identical stimuli
What kind of conditioning is this:
US = meat powder
UR = salivation
CS = bell
Salivation becomes a CR after being linked with the bell
Who said "If you can't observe it, it doesn't exist" and created phobic response in Little Albert after pairing rat with loud noise.
Can't do two mutually exclusive events at same time. Example: can't feel relaxed and anxious.
Teaching a different response to a stimulus - ex. teach someone to relax rather than panic when facing scary situation
- stimulus applied when you make a - response (ex. drug that makes you nauseous when you drink alcohol)
Stimulus that causes anxiety is continuously presented until response is unlearned or you become too tired to respond
Which kind of conditioning tries to shape behavior through +/- reinforcement and punishment?
Who did the first experiments that showed animals could be conditioned to control automatic body processes?
Mary Cover Jones
Who showed learning could be a treatment for a phobia, was the mother of behavior therapy, and got rid of Peter's rabbit phobia
HIgher Order Conditioning
A new stimulus is paired with CS and takes on the power of the CS - ex. add a light to the bell in Pavlov's experiment, then light alone causes salivation
Best reinforcer is what client likes to do - use a preferred behavior to reinforce a non-preferred behavior - ex. finish essay before going shopping
Subjective Units of Distress Scale
SUDS - used by Wolpe with systematic desensitization - units go from 1-100
Stages of Systematic Desensitization
Make anxiety hierarchy
Desensitize in imagination
Desensitize in vivo (real life)
Father of behavior therapy, conditioned reflex therapy, used hypnosis and assertiveness training
Client imagines hypothetical situation that would cause extreme anxiety in order to get desensitized
What do you call it when a previous CS/CR connection is reestablished, proving that learning is never totally lost or forgotten?
Law of Effect
Thorndike's idea that when a S is accompanied by R and then there's a satisfying reward, a connection is made and the R is repeated (and vice versa) - basis for Skinner
What kind of reinforcement schedule gives reinforcement every nth time on average (like a slot machine)?
What kind of reinforcement schedule gives reinforcement after a fixed period of time such as every hour?
What kind of reinforcement schedule gives reinforcement at unpredictable time intervals such as a pop quiz?
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