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
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
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This is the principle of"stimulus generalization" in other behavioral perspectives (e.g., Skinner, 1953).
Assessment of stimulus generalization gradients in the treatment of self-injury.
Mostofski (Org.), Stimulus generalization. Stanford: Stanford University Press; 1965.
The legacy of Guttman and Kalish (1956): 25 years of research on stimulus generalization. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 36(3), 405-445.
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.
Stimulus discrimination and stimulus generalization. Stimulus discrimination occurs when a restricted set of stimuli exclusively controls or influences a response, apparently due to a relatively narrow set of controlling or "defining" features.
We propose that stimulus generalization will follow the same pattern.
Conceptually, the transfer of a response to situations beyond those in which training occurs exemplifies stimulus generalization, often referred to as transfer of training (Kazdin, 2001).