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EATM Animal Training Vocab

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






2. The failure of an operant behavior caused by previous aversive consequences.






3. An antecedent event that helps initiate a response.






4. An identifiable demonstration of behavior.






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






6. Stimulus which elicits a reaction with no prior conditioning.






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






8. Voluntary behavior that is controlled by its consequences.






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






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






11. To automatically bring about a response.






12. To add to the environment.






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






14. The point at which appetite is lost.






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






16. Voluntary behavior that is controlled by its consequences.






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






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






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






20. Measures of observed behavior.






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






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






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






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






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






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






27. A signal which will trigger a specific behavior or reflex as a result of a learned association.






28. The process of stimulating an animal to touch a particular object.






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






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






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






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






33. When a behavior is reliably performed in the presence of one stimulus - but not another.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






42. A situation in which an organism wants something but is afraid of obtaining it.






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






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






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






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






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






48. Reinforcement provided by a stimulus that the organism finds inherently rewarding.






49. A situation in which an organism is forced to choose on of two undesirable options.






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