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Study Guide For Chapter 8

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Christian Campbell
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 8: Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time and Place: Stimulus Discrimination and Stimulus Generalization Stimulus Discrimination Learning and Stimulus Control - Behaviour is strongly affected by its consequences - Behaviour that is reinforced increases - Behaviour not reinforced decreases - Any behaviour is valuable if it occurs at the right time - Any situation in which behaviour occurs can be analyzed in terms of three sets of events, o The stimuli that exist just prior to the occurrence of the behaviour, called antecedent stimuli Someones presence o The behaviour itself o The consequence of behaviour ABC (Antecedent, behaviour, and consequence) - The term stimulus control refers to the degree of correlation between a stimulus and subsequent response o Good or effective stimulus control refers to the degree of correlation between a stimulus and a subsequent response o When the stimulus occurs, the response follows - Some stimuli may predict behaviour to occur, whereas others may not o For example, an
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