appetitive behavior


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ap·pet·i·tive be·hav·ior

movement of an organism toward a certain type of stimulus, such as food. Compare: aversive behavior.
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For example providing free access to low-nutrition foods rather than using complete deprivation has been observed to maintain health without diminishing appetitive behaviors in Madagascar hissing cockroaches (Carrel & Tanner, 2002).
Patton, Stanford, & Barratt, 1995), appears to be more strongly associated with deficits in response inhibition (or behavioral disinhibition) than to trait impulsivity linked to appetitive behavior (Friedman & Miyake, 2004).
When in doubt as to the legitimacy of a proactive aggressor's observed achievement, school counselors are advised to further examine the source of their concern and eliminate the doubt before unwittingly reinforcing appetitive behavior in the presence of those who may have been victim to it.
Evidence for such compensation would indicate that exposure to inescapable shock does not suppress appetitive behavior in deprived rats and would suggest that drive conditions at the time of the shuttlebox test in Experiment 3a were the same for deprived and nondeprived animals.
1950) came to call appetitive behavior and consummatory acts.
SF pigs expressed much rooting and exploring as appetitive behaviors of foraging, which might stimulate the eating of the concentrate as a consummatory behavior, as explained by the motivational model proposed by Hughes and Duncan (1988).
Furthermore, it mentions reports of patients who have all four problems, three of which involve appetitive behaviors.
By contrast, high levels of DA activity are associated with increased expectation, attention, and appetitive behaviors, which can lead to stereotypical behavior, pacing, aggression, self-mutilation and compulsive behaviors.
Future work will continue to expand on how all sensory systems play influential (and interactive) roles in enhancing both consumer and appetitive behaviors.
In conjunction with dopamine, the serotonin system been shown to play a distinctive role in modulating appetitive behaviors (Blundell 1984).
Although ICD is the generally accepted term for these behaviors, they have also been referred to as appetitive behaviors or behavioral addictions.
For example, the region will generate appetitive behaviors under the influence of appropriate sex hormones and positive sensory inputs (e.