Test Android StudyStack App
Please help StudyStack get a grant! Vote here.
or...
Reset Password Free Sign Up


incorrect cards (0)
correct cards (0)
remaining cards (0)
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the Correct box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the Incorrect box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

Correct box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards



Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

CSU BF Skinner

CSU Skinner Terminology

QuestionAnswer
Continuous reinforcement Every time a specific action is performed the subject instantly and always receives a reinforcement. This method is hard to carry out, and the reinforced behavior is prone to extinction.
Fixed Interval reinforcement Reinforcement is set for a certain time duration. Times between reinforcements are not set, and often differ.
Fixed Ratio reinforcement Deals with a set amount of work needed to be completed before there is reinforcement.
Positive reinforcement When a behavior is followed by a favorable stimulus that increases the frequency of that behavior.
Negative reinforcement When a behavior is followed by the removal of an aversive stimulus thereby increasing that behavior's frequency.
Punishment When a behavior is followed by an aversive stimulus, such as introducing a shock or loud noise, resulting in a decrease in that behavior. Skinner did NOT advocate using punishment.
Extinction The removal of a reinforcer (lack of any consequence following a behavior) causing a behavior to decrease in frequency.
Intermittent Reinforcement When we reinforce a behavior only sometimes instead of every time it happens.
Fading A gradual change of a stimulus while the response stays about the same. Starts with a strong stimulus which is faded.(e.g., Teaching "sit" to a dog; start with a loud command. Slowly fade out loud command to a whisper.
Shaping successive approximation. Involves reinforcing successive, increasingly accurate approximations of a response desired by a trainer.
Chaining Involves linking discrete behaviors together in a series, The number of steps completed by the client increases sequentially over time as each step is mastered.
Time-Outs A form of withdrawing positive reinforcement by removing the individual from the reinforcing situation (NOT to be used as punishment).
Created by: OTTeacherLady on 2010-01-31



Copyright ©2001-2014  StudyStack LLC   All rights reserved.