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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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Both procedures are similar in implementation: the presentation of the discriminative stimulus, paired with the delivery of an instructional cue with a specified delay to the controlling prompt.
Targeting the Discriminative Stimulus Functions of the Injurious Partner/Event
The relative delay reduction hypothesis has a difficult time accounting for the effects of differential anticipated effort that does not actually occur (Clement & Zentall, 2002, Experiment 1) because discriminative stimulus trials were not differentiated by number of responses, delay, or reinforcement.
2012; Proctor and Reeve 1990) holds that reaction times should be faster when the discriminative stimulus and the correct response are spatially compatible, or adjacent, because a reflex or a "spatial code" orients behavior toward the source of stimulation.
Since the 1970's it has been recognized that the drugged state may well have discriminative stimulus properties.
It is the avoidance discriminative stimulus property that is being derived.
The AL model, called here a cyber-pigeon, consists of three elements: (1) a data structure containing cutoff values that determine the probability that each emitter unit is activated, depending on the discriminative stimulus, (2) a data structure that ties each emitter unit to its corresponding bodily movement, (3) separate variables that store the values for the current location of the cyber-pigeon relative to the Long Key and the current motor movement.
This is an empirical demonstration of a "pure" behavior-altering effect of an MO with the presence or absence of a discriminative stimulus having no discernable effect on behavior.
Effective adult prompting procedures require a child to attend to the programmed adult prompt or discriminative stimulus (e.
A stimulus-control topography refers to a relation between a controlling feature of a discriminative stimulus and a response.
R2) then becomes a discriminative stimulus for the later responses in that sequence (e.