discriminative stimulus


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Synonyms for discriminative stimulus

a stimulus that provides information about what to do

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The control of appetitive instrumental responding does not depend upon classical conditioning to the discriminative stimulus.
The additional diagnostic procedure superimposes an additional discriminative stimulus on each word.
and thus reinforce the child's tact, even though that tact does not correspond either to its discriminative stimulus (in the adult sense) or to its adult topographic feature.
This can be interpreted and symbolized in the usual way in terms of the three-term contingency: The experimenter's response "2" is a verbal discriminative stimulus ([S.
In addition to the discriminative stimulus, response, and consequence, a conditional stimulus is added, which changes the function of the discriminative stimulus to positive or negative.
2010a) we expected to find a decrease in performance to Z when the discriminative stimulus is tested in context B but only in the group in which the context was informative to solve the task (group I).
Each scenario presented a discriminative stimulus representing a situation in which it was appropriate for the child to make a verbal comment, along with an intonation, gesture, and facial expression.
The red light is said to be functioning as a discriminative stimulus .
The availability of reinforcement is contingent upon the presence of some discriminative stimulus of which reinforcement has been paired.
The number of training trials (3, 5, or 8) with each discriminative stimulus varied between participants.
The parents serve as a discriminative stimulus who set the occasion for the behaviors to occur at home, evoking this behavior without inference of any traumatic roots inherent in the child's previous interpersonal environment.
A relatively simple version of a higher-level behavior could consist of a two-component behavior chain in which an adult's gaze in a particular direction serves as a discriminative stimulus for the child's turning the head/eyes to look in that general direction.
Whereas the presence of the discriminative stimulus in groups 2, 3, and 4 resulted in less emissions of untrained response sequences with greater allocation to the three trained response sequences.
Figure 2 shows that clinicians' most significant activities during assessment were: (a) collecting information or assessing (repetition of discriminative stimulus + discriminative stimulus + .