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EATM Animal Training Vocab

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1. A return to an earlier stage of learning.






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






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






4. A stimulus which has been conditioned through generalization as a predecessor to an aversive stimulus.






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






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






7. A stimulus that the organism finds inherently rewarding.






8. To remove from the environment.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






20. The act of reinforcing by touch.






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






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






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






24. An identifiable demonstration of behavior.






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






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






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






28. The stimulus to which responses are non-reinforced or punished.






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






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






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






32. The stimulus to which responses are non-reinforced or punished.






33. A stimulus that the organism finds inherently rewarding.






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






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






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






37. The point at which appetite is lost.






38. A lack of the desired response.






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






40. To automatically bring about a response.






41. A return to an earlier stage of learning.






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






43. A rapid muscular response made automatically by an organism to some appropriate stimulus. (same as Reflex)






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






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






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






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






48. A stimulus which has been conditioned through generalization as a predecessor to an aversive stimulus.






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






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