Applied behaviour analysis
Applied behavior analysis (ABA), previously known as behavior modification, is defined as the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve s...
Excited dog makes baby laugh!
I've gotten a lot of requests for updates. My son is now 3 years old and as much as they're still great friends and love to play together that particular type of play no longer happens. :(...
Fukushima Man Returns to Radioactive Town and Saves the Pets | Life With Dogs
Everyday, the last man in Fukushima walks the town carrying food to feed his four-legged neighbors.
Behavior
Behavior or behaviour (see spelling differences) is the range of actions and mannerisms made by individuals, organisms, systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with themselves or their environm...
Operant conditioning
Operant conditioning, sometimes referred to as instrumental learning, is a method of learning that occurs through reinforcements and punishments for behavior. It encourages the subject to associate de...
Classical conditioning
Classical conditioning (also Pavlovian or respondent conditioning) is a process of behavior modification in which an innate response to a potent biological stimulus becomes expressed in response to a ...
Reinforcement
In behavioral psychology, reinforcement is a consequence that will strengthen an organism's future behavior whenever that behavior is preceded by a specific antecedent stimulus. This strengthening eff...
Punishment (psychology)
In operant conditioning, punishment is any change in a human or animal's surroundings that occurs after a given behavior or response which reduces the likelihood of that behavior occurring again in th...
Extinction (psychology)
Extinction is observed in both operantly conditioned and classically conditioned behavior. When operant behavior that has been previously reinforced no longer produces reinforcing consequences the beh...
Verbal Behavior
Verbal Behavior is a 1957 book by psychologist B. F. Skinner that inspects human behavior, describing what is traditionally called linguistics. The book Verbal Behavior is almost entirely theoretical,...
Functional analysis (psychology)
Functional analysis in behavioral psychology is the application of the laws of operant conditioning to establish the relationships between stimuli and responses. To establish the function of a behavio...
Chaining
Chaining is an instructional procedure used in behavioral psychology, experimental analysis of behavior and applied behavior analysis. It involves reinforcing individual responses occurring in a seque...
Shaping (psychology)
Shaping is a conditioning paradigm used primarily in the experimental analysis of behavior. The method used is differential reinforcement of successive approximations. It was introduced by B.F. Skinne...
Video modeling
Video modeling is a form of observational learning in which desired behaviors are learned by watching a video demonstration and then imitating of the behavior of the model. In video self-modeling (VSM...
Crepuscular
Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight (i.e., dawn and dusk).
The word crepuscular derives from the Latin crepusculum ("twilight"). Its sense accordingly differs f...
Boldness
Boldness is the opposite of being fearful.For example, in the context of sociability, a bold person may be willing to risk shame or rejection in social situations, and willing to bend rules of etiquet...
Curiosity
Curiosity (from Latin curiosus "careful, diligent, curious," akin to cura "care") is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation ...
Clown society
Clown society is a term used in anthropology and sociology for an organization of comedic entertainers (Heyoka or "clowns") who have a formalized role in a culture or society.
Sometimes clown soci...
Civic virtue
Civic virtue is the cultivation of habits of personal living that are claimed to be important for the success of the community. Civic virtue is also the dedication of citizens to the common welfare of...
Dermatophagia
Dermatophagia is a type of impulse control disorder and obsessive–compulsive disorder wherein sufferers compulsively bite their own skin. Sufferers typically bite the skin around the nails, leading to...
Ascriptive inequality
Ascription occurs when social class or stratum placement is primarily hereditary. In other words, people are placed in positions in a stratification system because of qualities beyond their control. R...
Dedication
Dedication is the act of consecrating an altar, temple, church, or other sacred building. It also refers to the inscription of books or other artifacts when these are specifically addressed or present...
Cultural divide
A cultural divide is "a boundary in society that separates communities whose social economic structures, opportunities for success, conventions, styles, and norms are so different that they have subst...
Angus Diggle
Anus Diggle (born 1956) is a British former solicitor, educated at Bolton School, Shrewsbury and Bristol University, who was convicted of attempted rape in a case that was widely reported at the time....
Death row phenomenon
The death row phenomenon is a term used to refer to the emotional distress felt by prisoners on death row. Concerns about the ethics of inflicting this distress upon prisoners have led to some legal ...
Change ringing software
Change ringing software encompasses the several different types of software in use today in connection with change ringing.
The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers keeps a list of all "current...
Chain
A chain is a series of connected links which are typically made of metal. A chain may consist of two or more links. Chains are usually made in one of two styles, according to their intended use:Two di...
Disengagement theory
The disengagement theory of aging states that "aging is an inevitable, mutual withdrawal or disengagement, resulting in decreased interaction between the aging person and others in the social system h...
Clarence Ellis Harbison
Clarence Ellis Harbison (March 3, 1885 - October 1, 1960) was an animal psychologist.
He was born in 1885 in Schenectady, New York. Previously divorced and widowed, he married Mary Louise Jorjoria...