A procedure by which new behaviors are developed through the use of systematic reinforcement of successive approximations toward the behavioral objective. This is a level I procedure.
an operant conditioning procedure that involves the positive reinforcement of successive approximations of an initially improbable behavior to eventually bring about that behavior. (247)
A strategy of positively reinforcing behaviors that are successively more similar to desired behaviors.
In operant conditioning, reinforcing responses that are successively closer approximations to the desired behaviour.
a strategy in which successive approximations toward the specific academic or behavioral goal are reinforced. It requires the shifting of the performance criterion to reinforce gradual increments in performance.
In operant conditioning, a method of bringing about a new response by reinforcing responses that are progressively more like it. (28)
A process of operant conditioning that involves reinforcing behaviors that are increasingly similar to the desired behavior. go to glossary index
Reinforcement of responses in the patient's repertoire that increasingly approximate sought-after behavior.
Involves reinforcing behavior already in the repertoire of the individual, which approximates the goal. Use of positive reinforcement for successive approximations and operant extinction for other behaviors to establish the new learning.
the method of reinforcing successive approximations in the variations of one action to produce a target action; to create a new response that did not previously exist in the person's repertoire; also known as "teaching by reward only."
The process of gradually changing a student's behavior until it conforms to the desired behavior.
Shaping means that the userâ€(tm)s internet speed is significantly reduced once a particular download limit is reached. Shaping policies are increasingly common among internet service providers (ISPs)
Shaping refers to teaching an exercise by rewarding behaviors which are close to the desired result and then upping the criteria until the dog performs the correct response. An obedience example could be the utility go-out. The correct behavior involves running about 45 feet down the ring. It can be shaped by teaching the dog to run five feet (to a target), then 10 feet, then 15 feet,.... Then the target can be reduced in visibility until the correct exercise is performed. Many trainers also teach a retrieve by shaping: first the dog looks at the dumbbell, then touches it, then touches it with his/her teeth, then takes it,...
Reinforcing successive approximations towards a desired response. Shaping is used to teach a new behavior by manipulating the consequences presented.
An operant conditioning method of taking an action or tendency and shifting it, one approximation at a time (successive approximations), toward the final behavioral goal.
An instrumental learning procedure in which an animal (or human) learns a rather difficult response through the reinforcement of successive approximations to that response. See also successive approximations.
Leading consumers through a series of steps to create a desired response.