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Behavior

Behavior is everything that an organism does. The interaction of the muscles, glands or other parts of a live organism with the environment

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Public behavior

Behavior that can be observed by others even though special instrumentation may be required at times

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Private behavior

Behavior that cannot be observed by others; it is only accessible to the organism who was engaging in the private event

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Response

A specific instance of behavior

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Response cycle

The beginning, middle, and end of a response

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Property

A fundamental quality of a natural phenomenon

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Fundamental properties

Temporal Locus, temporal extent, repeatability

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Temporal locus

A single response occurs in time

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Temporal extent

A response occupies time

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Repeatability

A response can reoccur

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Dimensional quantities

The quantifiable aspect of a property

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Latency

The amount of time between a stimulus and response

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Duration

The amount of time between the beginning and the end of a response cycle

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Countability

The number of responses or number of cycles of the response class

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Inter-response time (IRT)

The time between two successive responses

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Rate

The ratio of the number of responses over some period of time

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Celleration

Change in rate overtime

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Topography

Configuration, form, or shape of a response

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Function

The effects or results of a response on the environment

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Response class

A grouping of individual actions or responses that share those commonalities included in the class definition

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Topographical response class

A collection of two or more responses which share a common form

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Functional response class

A collection of two or more topographically different responses that all have the same effect on the environment, usually producing a specific class of reinforcers

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Environment

The total constellation of stimuli and conditions which can affect behavior

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Environmental context

Consist of the situation (set of circumstances) in which behavior occurs at any given time

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Stimulus

A change in the environment which can affect behavior

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Antecedent

A stimulus which precedes occurs before a response

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Consequence

A stimulus which follows a response

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Stimulus class

A group of stimuli that share specified common elements along formal, temporal, and/or functional dimensions

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Functional relation

Changes in an antecedent or consequent stimulus class consistently alter a dimension of a response class

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Science

A systematic approach for seeking and organizing knowledge about the natural world