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EATM Animal Training Vocab

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1. A return to an earlier stage of learning.






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






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






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






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






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






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






8. The entire process of selectively reinforcing responses that approximate the desired response to an increasingly greater degree.






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






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






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






12. Describes the decreased frequency of a performance that occurs when the performance is not reinforced frequently enough.






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






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






15. An identifiable demonstration of behavior.






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






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






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






19. A coincidence between a performance and a reinforcer.






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






21. A single step in the reinforcement process of shaping.






22. A reinforcer follows any performance the animal emits except a particular one.






23. To automatically bring about a response.






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






25. Any environmental condition which activated the animal's sensory perception.






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






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






28. Represents the particular occasion on which a performance will not be reinforced. (same as Delta)






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






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






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






32. A lack of the desired response.






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






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






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






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






37. Measures of observed behavior.






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






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






40. To automatically bring about a response.






41. To do an operant behavior in response to a conditioned stimulus.






42. To connect or associate oneself with.






43. Behavior which results from accidental reinforcement.






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






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






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






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






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






49. A stimulus that an animal responds to innately.






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