stimulus generalization


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Noun1.stimulus generalization - (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
carry-over, transfer of training, transfer - application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
irradiation - (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus
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Like other failures of categorical coherence, near-win effects are often interpreted as problems of stimulus generalization (Belisle & Dixon, 2016) or conditioned reinforcement (Skinner, 1953; Witts, Ghezzi, & Manson, 2015).
Assessment of stimulus generalization gradients in the treatment of self-injury.
The legacy of Guttman and Kalish (1956): 25 years of research on stimulus generalization.
A model for stimulus generalization in Pavlovian conditioning.
Failure to find evidence of stimulus generalization within pictorial categories in pigeons.
Stimulus generalization in two associative learning processes.
The topic of the laboratory project is stimulus generalization and peak shift, an area that qualifies as both a "golden oldie" (cf.
Conversely, stimulus generalization occurs when different stimuli that are similar in some defining manner become controlling stimuli for a response.
We propose that stimulus generalization will follow the same pattern.
Since then, relatively few studies have examined stimulus generalization using observational methods (for exceptions, see, for example, Webster-Stratton & Hammond, 1997).
Interestingly, all five studies reported successful applications of the stimulus generalization strategies, which seem to add further to the importance of generalized instructional strategies.
Matters change when we consider the phenomena of stimulus generalization and response generalization.