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A particular feature of instruction which requires students to behave rather than to sit and listen. Lessons in which each student talks, writes, solves problems, or otherwise responds at a high rate are said to require active responding.
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Contingent access to activities (watching TV, skating, playing, and so on) that increase or maintain the occurrence of the target behavior.
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A table displaying a variety of reinforcing activities. Individuals earn access to time at the table for accomplishments, such as completing their work or following various classroom rules.
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The weight approached or reached by a mature organism under continuous access to food.
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Providing continuous access to food.
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A reduction, usually during the prolonged presentation of a stimulus, in the behavior produced by that stimulus (e.g., tation to an experimental chamber). Cf. HABITUATION, POTENTIATION.
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The gradual change in behavior that often occurs after an individual moves to a new environment or when novel stimuli are introduced into a familiar environment. When the rate of the behavior has stabilized, adaptation is assumed to have been accomplished.
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As operation. exposing an organism to a stimulus. (2) As process. a change in the extent of the reaction of the organism to the stimulus.
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The phase in a behavior analysis program during which adaptation takes place. This can be assumed when behavioral patterns stabilize.
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A reinforcer for which repeated exposure is an establishing operation.

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