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Safmeds Set 1

Chapter 1 Words

Systematic application of behavioral principles to change socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree. Research tools enable users of these principles to verify a functional relation between a behavior and an intervention. Applied Behavior Analysis
The contingent presentation of a stimulus immediately following a response, which increases the future rate and/or probability of the response. Written as SR+. Positive Reinforcement
Any observable and measurable act of an individual (also called a response). Behavior
Any stimulus presented contingent on a particular response. Consequence
The contingent removal of an aversive stimulus immediately following a response. Negative reinforcement increases the future rate and/or probability of the response. Negative Reinforcement
The contingent presentation of a stimulus immediately following a response, which decreases the future rate and/or probability of the response. Punishment
Withholding reinforcement for a previously reinforced behavior to reduce the occurrence of the behavior. Extinction
Demonstrating a desired behavior in order to prompt an imitative response Modeling
Teaching new behaviors through differential reinforcement of successive approximations to a specified target behavior. Shaping
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