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negative reinforcement

occurrence of a response produces the removal, termination, reduction or postponement of a stimulus which leads to an increase in the future occurrence of a response.


escape contingency

a response terminated an ongoing stimulus


avoidance contingency

a response prevents or postpones the presentation of a stimulus


free operant avoidance

avoidance BX is free to occur at any time and will delay presentation of a stimulus


discriminated avoidance

responding in the presence of a signal prevents the onset of a stimulus from which escape is a reinforcer.