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a type of conditioning in which the reaction to one stimulus is reinforced to allow transfer of the reaction to other occurrences.
stim·u·lus gen·er·al·i·zation(stimyū-lŭs jenĕr-ăl-ī-zāshŭn)
In pavlovian conditioning, eliciting a conditioned response by stimuli never before experienced but similar to a particular conditioned stimulus.
pl. stimuli [L.] any agent, act, or influence that produces functional or trophic reaction in a receptor or an irritable tissue.
a neutral object or event that is psychologically related to a naturally stimulating object or event and which causes a conditioned response. See also conditioning.
a stimulus associated with reinforcement, which exerts control over a particular form of behavior; the subject discriminates between closely related stimuli and responds positively only in the presence of that stimulus.
any stimulus, conditioned or unconditioned, which elicits a response.
in learning by animals stimuli tend to be grouped together, the reactions lacking the discrimination of the higher mammals.
stimulus response coupling
coupling of the neural or endocrine stimulus to the cellular response.
a well-organized and unambiguous stimulus, the perception of which is influenced to a greater extent by the characteristics of the stimulus than by those of the perceiver.
a stimulus that is just strong enough to elicit a response.
any stimulus that is capable of eliciting an unconditioned response. See also conditioning.
an unclear or ambiguous stimulus, the perception of which is influenced to a greater extent by the characteristics of the perceiver than by those of the stimulus.