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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As noted earlier in this section, the central motive state and the central representation of the incentive act together to induce approach (appetitive behavior).
In the study of behavior guided by rewards (i.e., appetitive behavior), researchers are now able to distinguish three major modes of behavioral control with simple experimental tests.
When consequences for bullying are static and predictable, proactive aggressors can be expected to calculate in advance at which times and places and with which people the rewards for their appetitive behavior will outweigh the potential consequences of getting caught (Woodworth & Porter, 2002).
Ventral tegmental area neurons in learned appetitive behavior and positive reinforcement.
Appetitive behavior: The activities involved in seeking and approaching a rewarding stimulus such as food or alcohol.
Approach is an appetitive behavior whereas grab, mount, and cloacal contact are consummatory behaviors (Domjan, 1994).
There is some experimental evidence suggesting that exposure to inescapable shock reduces normal appetitive behavior, although this work examined nondeprived animals (Desan, Silbert, & Maier, 1988; Maier, Silbert, Woodmansee, & Desan, 1990).
between what Lorenz (e.g., 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).
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).
Furthermore, it mentions reports of patients who have all four problems, three of which involve appetitive behaviors.