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Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Summer

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Stimulus Control Discrimination and Generalization Chapter7Importance of consequences in the control of an operant behavior Operant behavior strengthened followed by a reinforcing consequenceWeakened when reinforced consequence no longer follows behaviorextinction Punishing consequence also weakens the behavior Operant behavior is controlled by consequencesAntecedentsStimulus events situations or circumstances that precedes an operant behaviorWhy Important to understand the antecedents of operant behaviorEffects of reinforcement extinction and punishment are situationspecificEg Momgives money daddoesnt give money moms presence is an antecedent for Jake asking his mom for money Important Note Jake only asks when EO is present something to buy Eg Ginny is more likely to pick and eat the red strawberries and to stop eating the green ones stimulus controlStimulus ControlBehavior is more likely to occur when a specific antecedent stimulus was presentBehavior is said to be under stimulus control when there is an increased probability that the behavior will occur in the presence of a specific antecedent stimulus or stimulus from a specific stimulus class strawber
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