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Behavior Mod Terms

Behavior Modification Vocabulary

Adaptation The phrase in a behavioral program during which the student is allowed to adjust to novel stimuli in the new learning environment.
Attenuation The process of gradually making a schedule of reinforcement more and more intermitted.
Auditory Reinforcement Any sound for which the student will respond.
Aversive Stimulus A stimulus that has the effect of decreasing a behavior when it is presented as a consequence of (contingent upon) that behavior. It is any stimulus that the individual will actively work to avoid.
Avoidance Learning The learning that occurs when a response is made in order to avoid or escape something that is unpleasant.
Backward Chaining A procedure in which the first response in a behavior chain is taught last.
Baseline The period of time during which a behavior is observed and measured without any intervention (training).
Created by: Misslis