Reinforcement Contingency The response-contingent presentation of a reinforce resulting in an increased frequency of that response. BEHAVIOR BEFORE AFTER Prepare roasted stuffed No smell of food Smell of food mozzarella chicken * Reinforceable Response-Unit Test: Multitasking while preparing a meal can prevent interruptions of greater than 60 seconds.
Pairing Procedure The pairing of a neutral stimulus with a reinforcer or aversive stimulus. NEUTRAL REINFORCER STIMULUS Roasted chicken is Timer of oven rings ready Timer of oven Roasted chicken is doesnt ring not ready
Warning Stimulus A stimulus that precedes an aversive condition and thus becomes a learned aversive stimulus. AVERSIVE WARNING STIMULUS CONDITION Smoke coming from Chicken will burn in a oven couple of seconds
Punishment Contingency Response-contingent presentation of an aversive condition (negative reinforcer) resulting in a decreased frequency of that response. BEHAVIOR BEFORE AFTER Chop vegetables No cut in finger Cut in finger recklessly BEFORE BEHAVIOR AFTER No burned hand Touch hot burner Burned hand
Rule-Governed Analog to Avoidance ofthe Loss of a Reinforcer Behavior under the control of a rule. A description of a behavioral contingency. Sᴰ At 6PM AFTER I will not lose the BEFORE opportunity to make BEHAVIOR my friends happy I will lose the Roast stuffed opportunity to make AFTER mozzarella chicken my friends happy I will lose the oppportunity to make my friends happy SΔ After 6PM
Behavioral Chain A sequence of stimuli and responses. Each response produces a stimulus that reinforces the preceding response and is an Sᴰ or operandum for the following response.