What is the difference between generalization and discrimination?
Psychology’s definition of discrimination is when the same organism responds differently to different stimuli. This means that you discriminate in your reactions to the two different animals. In generalization, on the other hand, the organism has the same reaction to different stimuli.
What is an example of a response class?
Response Class Example in everyday context: Sending a text, messaging a person on social media, and calling a person on your cell phone is a group of responses that produce the same effect on the environment- you reach the person you wanted to talk to (socially mediated positive reinforcement).
What is an example of stimulus discrimination?
Discrimination in Classical Conditioning For example, the smell of food is an unconditioned stimulus, while salivating to the smell is an unconditioned response. Because of stimulus discrimination, only a very particular sound will lead to a conditioned response.
What is stimulus generalization and discrimination?
Generalization. Discrimination results when different situations occasion different responses based on the contingencies of reinforcement. Inappropriate stimulus generalization occurs when those different situations fail to produce discriminative operant responding.
Which of the following is an example of a conditioned response?
For example, the smell of food is an unconditioned stimulus, a feeling of hunger in response to the smell is an unconditioned response, and the sound of a whistle when you smell the food is the conditioned stimulus. The conditioned response would be feeling hungry when you heard the sound of the whistle.