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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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Yet, in the case of dreaming, the eliciting stimulus is not present.
The process can be summarized as follows: Stimuli that elicit a negative emotional response can be altered directly by pairing the negative eliciting stimulus with a stimulus known to elicit a positive emotional response.
The therapist acts as an eliciting stimulus of consumer respondent behavior, a discriminative stimulus for operant behavior, and a reinforcing stimulus for effective behavior.