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Basic Concepts behavior, stimulus, reinforcer, reinforcement, operant, contingencies, deprivation, Skinner box

Types of Reinforcers

positive reinforcer, negative reinforcer, primary reinforcer, secondary reinforcer, conditioned reinforcer, bridge
Reinforcement Processes differential reinforcement, shaping, extinction
Schedules of Reinforcement schedules of reinforcement, continuous reinforcement schedule, partial (intermittent) reinforcement schedule
Stimulus Control discrimination training, discriminative stimulus, S-delta
Chaining chaining, backward chaining, forward chaining
Evolutionary Influences evolutionary contingencies, instinctual drift