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Psychology
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PSYB45H3
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Zachariah Campbell

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CHAPTER 7 STIMULUS CONTROL DISCRIMINATION AND GENERALIZATIONAntecedents stimulus events that precede an operant responseantecedents of a behaviour are the stimulus events situations or circumstances that are present when it occurs or were present before the behaviourABCs of behaviourantecedents behaviour consequences of operant behaviour Eg when Jake wants money he asks his mom and she usually gives him money WhenJake asks his dad his dad says no and tells him to get a job As a result he usually asks his mom for money instead of his dadHis moms presence has stimulus control over jakes behaviour of asking for money His moms presence is an antecedent for Jakes behaviour of asking for moneyDefining 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 a specific antecedent stimulus or a stimulus from a specific stimulus classDeveloping stimulus control stimulus discrimination trainingstimulus control develops bc a behaviour is reinforced only in the presence of a particular antecedent stimulus the behaviour continues to occur
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