Malott ch 1

Malott ch 1 - us reinforcers Dead-man test If a dead man...

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Reinforcer (positive reinforcer) A stimulus that increases the frequency of a response it follows Types of reinforcers Stimuli (restricted sense) A beautiful sunset, the taste of a fruit smoothie, or a friendly smile Events o Stock car race or a coldplay concert, things in which our  participation is more or less passive Activities o Playing the guitar or shooting hoops Conditions o Being hot or cold, tired or the condition of happiness and bliss  we can experience when watching that beautiful sunset while  sitting on the top of amajestic mountain with our best friend. Reinforcement Needs to be within 60 seconds, closer to 0 Attention is a social reinforcer We do things that will get us reinforcers, we stop doing things that cost 
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Unformatted text preview: us reinforcers Dead-man test If a dead man can do it, it probably isnt behavior Behavior A muscle, glandular or neuro-electrical activity Behavior = response Behavior analysis The study of the behavior of human beings and other animals The study of the principles of behavior Repertoire A set of skills Reinforcement of established behavior maintains that behavior in your repertoire Behavioral intervention The use of a behavioral procedure Assumed reinforcer Before spending much time trying to reinforce behavior, make sure you have a true reinforcer...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course PSYC 305 taught by Professor Lavond during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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Malott ch 1 - us reinforcers Dead-man test If a dead man...

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