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EATM Animal Training Vocab

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1. A neutral event which has become aversive by being paired with other aversive stimuli.






2. Some performance which is a closer approximation to the desired behavior.






3. Reinforcing on selected occasions at or after one variation of a behavior as opposed to another variation or behavior.






4. Learning to react differently to different stimuli.






5. A stimulus that pinpoints in time the precise moment of a desired response.






6. The event which increases the frequency of the behavior it follows.






7. Any stimulus that acquires reinforcing properties through association with a primary reinforcement.






8. A response that is triggered by an unconditioned stimulus without prior training. (same as Unconditioned Reflex)






9. A stimulus that the organism finds inherently rewarding.






10. Measures of observed behavior.






11. Refers to the relationship between the reinforcement and the criteria of the performance.






12. An assigned position for an animal - designated by a trainer.






13. A change or stray from the norm in standard of response.






14. The frequency that behavior is performed prior to training.






15. To automatically bring about a response.






16. A response that is triggered by an unconditioned stimulus without prior training. (same as Unconditioned Response)






17. A response that is triggered by an unconditioned stimulus without prior training. (same as Unconditioned Reflex)






18. Decreasing the frequency of a response by the addition of an aversive stimulus.






19. A coincidence between a performance and a reinforcer.






20. Reducing the availability of - or access to - a reinforcer.






21. A return to an earlier stage of learning.






22. A schedule of reinforcement in which each correct performance is followed by the reinforcer.






23. The act of reinforcing exactly following the desired behavior.






24. A process in which learning is made easier by something learned previously.






25. The act of reinforcing by touch.






26. Using a sound or cue to bring the animal back to station.






27. Learning to react differently to different stimuli.






28. An antecedent event that helps initiate a response.






29. A schedule of reinforcement in which a response is not reinforced every time it is performed. (same as Intermittent Reinforcement)






30. A schedule of reinforcement in which a response is not reinforced every time it is performed. (same as Intermittent Reinforcement)






31. Time between a cue being given and a response being performed.






32. An identifiable demonstration of behavior.






33. A change in behavior due to experience.






34. A rapid muscular response made automatically by an organism to some appropriate stimulus. (same as Respondent Behavior)






35. A procedure where the reinforcement of a previously reinforced behavior is discontinued.






36. A response to a discriminative stimulus that is instrumental in avoiding a painful experience.






37. A behavior that is impossible to occur with another at the same time.






38. The process of learning a sequence of behaviors that proceeds semi-automatically in a determinate order.






39. A method used to shape organisms' behavior whereby successive approximations of the desired behavior are not reinforced.






40. A schedule of reinforcement in which each correct performance is followed by the reinforcer.






41. Anything that increases the frequency of the behavior it immediately follows.






42. A period in which progress in learning appears to be at a standstill.






43. The event which increases the frequency of the behavior it follows.






44. A reflex response elicited by a conditioned stimulus alone.






45. The cessation of stimulus or response from the trainer - for some interval of time.






46. Any stimulus that when removed - reduced - or prevented - increases the probability of a given response.






47. Occurs when learning on piece of material has negative effects on future learning.






48. To add to the environment.






49. Forces regulating behavior due to drives - needs - or desires.






50. When a stimulus acquires control of a response due to reinforcement in the presence of a similar - but different stimulus.