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stimulus

noun activator, animator, arouser, calcar, catalyst, catalytic agent, cause, drive, encouragement, fillip, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitement, inducement, influence, mooivating force, motive, needle, prod, provocation, push, reason, shock, spur, stimulant, stimulation, stimulative, stimulator, sting, urge, whet
See also: cause, impetus, incentive, inducement, instigation, motive, origination, provocation, reason
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More specifically, subjects who received the derived extinction procedure avoided the derived aversive stimulus 24% of the time, whereas subjects who received the direct extinction procedure avoided the direct aversive stimulus 76% of the time.
B1 is the direct aversive stimulus and B2 is the direct pleasant stimulus.
Subjects will not typically emit aggressive responses in the absence of provocation (Azrin, Hutchinson, & McLaughlin, 1965; Kelly, Cherek, Steinberg, & Robinson, 1988), and escape from an aversive stimulus (e.
The purpose of this phase was to ensure that the putative aversive stimulus (the tone) functioned as a negative reinforcer.
Therefore, people assume that manual restraint functions as a positive punisher in its ability (in a given case) to act as an aversive stimulus presentation.
Learned Learned helplessness refers to a variety of Helplessness paradigms in which the animal is exposed to an inescapable aversive stimulus (e.
In other words, these individuals have a persistent AO for pain as an aversive stimulus, and this condition may last across an individual's lifespan.
The consequence can be the introduction of an aversive stimulus (i.
The motivating operation in a story can be termed a literary motivating operation or story motivating operation to (a) differentiate it from motivating operations that are not a part of stories; (b) distinguish the special property of the aversive stimulus as being a source of interest to the reader; and (c) specify that the aversive stimulus is temporary and will be removed or resolved by the outcome of the story.
Forgiveness is the reduction of conditioned aversive stimulus or threat after a response has been made.
i) An aversive stimulus may elicit responses which are incompatible with the punished response (e.