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Chapter 7

CHAP 7

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Winter

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PSYB45 NotesChap 7 Stimulus Control Discrimination and Generalization y Antecedents of a behaviour the events situations or circumstances that are present when it occurs or were present before the behavioury ABCs of operant behaviourantecedents behaviour and consequencesy A behaviour is said to be under Stimulus Control when there is an increased probability that the behaviour will occur in the presence of a specific antecedent stimuluso Ex the moms presence has stimulus control over Jakes behaviour of asking for money because she always gives him cash when he asks for ity Almost all of your behaviours are under stimulus control behaviours dont usually occur randomly they occur in specific situationscircumstances in which they were reinforced in the pasty Stimulus control develops because a behaviour is reinforced only in the presence of a particular antecedent stimulus The antecedent stimulus that is present when a behaviour Dis reinforced is known as the Discriminative Stimulus S o The process of reinforcing a behaviour only when a specific antecedent stimulus Dis present S is called Stimulus Discrimination Training which involves 2 stepsWhen the SD is present the behaviour is reinforced When any other antecedent stimuli except the SD are present the behaviour is not reinforced During discrimination any antecedent behaviour that is present when behaviour is not reinforced is called an SDelta S y As a result of discrimination training a behaviour is more likely to occur in the future when an SD is present but less likely to occur when an S i
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