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Chapter 16: Antecedent Control Procedures

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Winter

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B45: Behaviour Modification Chapter 16: Antecedent Control Procedures DEFINING ANETCEDENT CONTROL PROCEDURS Antecedent control procedures- antecedent stimuli are manipulated to evoke desirable behaviours, so that they can be differentially reinforced, and to decrease undesireable behaviours that interfere with the desirable behaviours. Six different antecedent control procedures. 1) Presenting the Discriminative Stimulus (SD) or Cues for the Desired Behaviour. One reason a desirable behaviour may not occur often is that the SD for the behaviour are not present in the persons environment. o Discriminative stimulus (SD) is something that is presented to reinforce a desired behaviour. o Ex. The SD for eating healthy foods is the presence of healthy foods in the kitchen. If they are not present, the person is less likely to eator go out and get them. 2) Arranging Establishing Operations for the Desirable Behaviour. An establishing operation is an environmental event or biological condition that changes the value
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