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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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Associations between an instrumental discriminative stimulus and multiple outcomes.
If the object is missing, and the response is "about" that object, what is the discriminative stimulus for that response?
The right hand of Figure 2 presents mean percentage of correct responses to the key discriminative stimulus Z throughout the 8 trials of training in context A in groups I and NI.
During these sessions, the experimenter instructed the peer to present each discriminative stimulus, for a total of nine trials.
Researchers established a clear discriminative stimulus with the students, removed that stimulus (and all access to reinforcement) when students displayed the targeted inappropriate behavior and returned that stimulus after a set amount of time.
During the Pre period, the tank and the plane were presented without the discriminative stimulus for 4 s (see top panel of Figure 1).
This arrangement was subsequently reapplied in the resurgence phase which amounts to the re-presentation of the discriminative stimulus associated with the initial target response acquisition.
In this sense, during intervention time aimed at obtaining information we saw a clear prevalence of the pattern Discriminative stimulus + Discriminative stimulus + Discriminative stimulus + .
These results suggested that the presence of a communication card may function as a discriminative stimulus for a specific topography of manding, but that training with the card did not inhibit the use of other mands when the card was absent.
The mand is a discriminative stimulus for the listener, who reinforces it because of the past conditioning history.
In addition, punishment has side effects and through even one trial respondent conditioning, a formerly salient discriminative stimulus can now serve as a setting event for the pain of the betrayal.