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EATM Animal Training Vocab

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1. Measures of observed behavior.






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






3. Pairing a conditioned stimulus with an unconditioned stimulus to get a conditioned response.






4. A change in the organism's behavior as a result of the influence of the environment.






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






6. The process of conditioning an animal's frame of mind in eliciting behavioral responses.






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






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






9. An increase in the frequency and intensity of responding at the beginning of extinction.






10. The process by which - through learning - free operant behavior becomes attached to a specific stimulus. (same as Instrumental Conditioning)






11. Any stimulus that has no effect on behavior before conditioning.






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






13. An antecedent event that helps initiate a response.






14. The final pattern of behavior that organisms are expected to demonstrate after the completion of shaping procedures.






15. An inborn predisposition to behave in a specific way when appropriately stimulated.






16. A stimulus which produces a response through pairing or association.






17. Tending to discourage - retard - or make more difficult.






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






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






20. A conditioned stimulus which has the property of producing a specific behavior.






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






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






23. Stimuli and methods used as tools to increase interest in the environment and decrease the frequency of stereotypical behaviors.






24. An increase in frequency of a response which is followed by a positive reinforcer.






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






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






27. A change in the organism's behavior as a result of the influence of the environment.






28. The final pattern of behavior that organisms are expected to demonstrate after the completion of shaping procedures.






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






30. A payment for a correct response to a stimulus.






31. A lack of the desired response.






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






33. A prop which pinpoints a critical location for an animal in training.






34. To add to the environment.






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






36. The initial phase of an organism's response to a novel stimulus.






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






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






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






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






41. The process by which - through learning - free operant behavior becomes attached to a specific stimulus. (same as Operant Conditioning)






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






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






44. The process by which a young animal forms a lasting attachment to and preference for some object - usually a parent.






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






46. Delivery of a reinforcer after a response that is incompatible or competes with a target response that is to be suppressed.






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






48. Behavior which results from accidental reinforcement.






49. An identifiable demonstration of behavior.






50. Stimulus which indicates a specific behavior will be punished or not reinforced.