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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Summer

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Chapter 7Stimulus Control Discrimination and GeneralizationAntecedents stimulus events that precede an operant response The antecedents of a behaviour are the stimulieventssituationscircumstances that are present when it occurs or were present immediately before the behaviourExamples of Stimulus Control Boy asks for money from mother who gives it to him Asks father for money who does not give it to him The boy ends up only asking his mother for money because he knows his father wont give it to him The first situation was reinforced while the second was not Mothers presenceantecedent for boys behaviour of asking for moneymothers presence has stimulus control over boy Defining Stimulus ControlStimulus control a behaviour is more likely to occur when a specific antecedent stimulus is presentA behaviour is said to be under stimulus control when there is an increased probability that the behaviour will occur in the presence of
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