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disinhibition

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Biological Sciences.

(in animal behaviour) The tendency to exhibit displacement behaviour at a point of equilibrium in situations where there are two or more conflicting drives. See displacement activity.

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flooding

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Psychology.

A technique of behaviour therapy used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, and other anxiety disorders by exposing the anxious person intensively to the anxiety-producing...

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habituation

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

A decrease in behavioural responsiveness that occurs when a stimulus is repeated frequently with neither reward nor punishment. The process involves learning to ignore insignificant stimuli...

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imprinting

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

1. the imposition of a stable behavior pattern in a young animal by exposure, during a particular period in its development, to one of a restricted set of stimuli. 2. See...

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inhibition

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.

n. 1. (in physiology) the prevention or reduction of the functioning of an organ, muscle, etc., by the action of certain nerve impulses. 2. (in psychoanalysis) an...

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learning

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

The acquisition of information or patterns of behaviour other than by genetic inheritance, or the modification of genetically acquired information or behaviour as a result of experience....

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ontogeny

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

The development of an individual from fertilization of the egg to adulthood.

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overtraining extinction effect

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The tendency for an animal that has been subjected to overtraining to show more rapid extinction (2) than one that has not been overtrained. OEE abbrev.

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paradoxical intention

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A technique of logotherapy and behaviour therapy, used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, in which the client or patient deliberately and repeatedly rehearses a habit or...

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partial reinforcement effect

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The finding that responses established by partial reinforcement are more resistant to extinction (2) than responses established by continuous reinforcement. PRE abbrev.

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Pavlovian disinhibition

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

A release of inhibition during extinction of a conditional response. If an extraneous stimulus, to which the animal pays attention, is presented during the course of extinction, the...

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