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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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Effects of discrimination training on stimulus generalization.
However, their occurrence provides a straightforward illustration of the behavioral process of stimulus generalization, albeit over-generalization with respect to the conventional meanings.
Future research could examine whether parent-reported improvements on weekly ECBI scores are associated with stimulus generalization of parents' skills during PCIT.
Decisions regarding behavioral interventions, such as shaping or stimulus generalization, often rely on data from behavior assessment such as interviews and observations from both clinical and naturalistic settings.
Although the authors provided anecdotal information indicating that stimulus generalization occurred, documentation of pretreatment and post treatment performance across non-trained stimuli was not provided.
For example, whereas researchers have traditionally studied stimulus generalization and gradient shift using unidimensional stimuli (Honig and Urcuioli 1981; Purtle 1973; Riley 1968), a number of researchers have more recently studied gradient shift using naturalistic images of human faces (e.
An experimental analysis is carried out to establish the variables that will bring about stimulus control and stimulus generalization.
Assessment of stimulus generalization gradients in the treatment of self-injurious behavior.
Contextual control of stimulus generalization and stimulus equivalence in hierarchical categorization.
Promoting response variability and stimulus generalization in martial arts training.
Hence, the contextual control would transfer, by stimulus generalization, to intake of the tap water provided by the same bottles/spouts.