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1

What are primary reinforcers?

basic needs. Food, water, sex etc...

2

what are conditioned reinforcers?

Not a primary reinforcer
A consequent stimulus that acquires reinforcing properties during the lifetime of the organism.
Organisms use conditioned reinforcers to predict the imminent delivery of another reinforcer.

3

How is a conditioned reinforcer created?

Start with a neutral stimulus:pair the neutral stimulus with a backup reinforcer.

4

What are generalized conditioned reinforcers?

When things that are similar to the conditioned reinforcer emit the same response. (little albert)

5

How do primary reinforcers lose their effectiveness?

Satiation (thanksgiving)