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Acquisition
the formation of a new conditioned response tendency
Avoidance learning
learning that has occurred when an organism engages in a response that prevnts aversive stimulation from occuring
behavior modification
systematic approach to changing behavior through the application of the principles of conditiong
discriminative stimuli
cues that influence operant behavior by indicating the probable consequence (reinforcement or nonreinforcement) of a response
escape learning
a type of learning in which an organism acquires a response that decreases or ends some aversive stimulation
extinction
the gradual eweakening and disappearance of a conditioned response tendency
shaping
reinforcement of closer and closer approximations of a desired response
spontaneous recovery
classical conditining, the reappearance of an extinguished response after a period of nonexposure to the conditioned stimulus
token economy
system for doling out symbolic reinforcers that are exchanged later for a variety of genuine reinforcers