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10. two factor theory job aid

  1. 1. Two-Factor Theory of Avoidance Job Aid 1 Definition: The Two-Factor Theory of AvoidanceOk, I know that this definition is a mouthful The warning stimulus becomes and it really sounds like a lot of blah… a learned aversive stimulus, through pairing with the original aversive stimulus, blah…blah. But relax! and the so-called avoidance response is really reinforced by the contingent termination of the warning stimulus, not by the avoidance of the original aversive stimulus. By breaking it down a little you can better understand what you are really saying on those fantastic quizzes! The warning stimulus becomes a learned aversive stimulus, through pairing with the original aversive stimulus, Means: When a stimulus occurs before something aversive, it becomes aversive too. Thus, you associate that stimulus, with the aversive situation. and the so-called avoidance response Means: You respond to avoid the aversive situation. But… is really reinforced by the contingent termination of the warning stimulus, not by the avoidance of the original aversive stimulus. Means: What you are really avoiding is the stimulus that is associated with that aversive situation.1 This job aid was created by Jamie Flynn as part of her honors thesis
  2. 2. Neutral Stimulus Unconditioned StimulusExample: Pairing Procedure Sight of gas gauge Car Stalls On empty Behavior Before AfterExample: Escape contingency Sight of gas Put gas in No sight of gauge on car gas Gauge empty on empty Behavior Before After Put gas inExample: Avoidance contingency Car will stall Car won’t car in 5 sec stall in 5 sec Before After Escape No sight of Sight of the Behavior Gas gauge Gas gauge on emptyTwo- Factor Theory of Avoidance on empty Put gas in car Car won’t Car will stall stall in in 5 sec 5 sec AvoidanceApplicable Definitions:*Escape Contingency*Avoidance Contingency*Value Altering Procedure*Two-Factor Theory of Avoidance*Warning Stimulus*Pairing Procedure

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