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Stimulus Discrimination Training

Stimulus discrimination training is a strategy that is used to teach an individual to engage in particular behaviors in the presence of certain situations, events, or stimuli. Specifically, this is a procedure in which a response is trained to occur in the presence of a particular stimulus and to not occur in the presence of other stimuli. When a response is trained to occur in a particular situation, this situation or stimulus is referred to as a discriminative stimulus, or SD. When a response is trained to not occur in a given situation, this situation or stimulus is referred to as Sρ, or S-delta. Hence, during training, the behavior is reinforced when it occurs in the presence of a discriminative stimulus and is not ...

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