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validity
Glossaries - Psychology

accuracy of a given result in measuring what it is designed to measure

variable interval reinforcement schedule
Glossaries - Psychology

behavior is rewarded after unpredictable amounts of time have passed

variable ratio reinforcement schedule
Glossaries - Psychology

number of responses differ before a behavior is rewarded

ventral tegmental area (VTA)
Glossaries - Psychology

midbrain structure where dopamine is produced: associated with mood, reward, and addiction

vicarious punishment
Glossaries - Psychology

process where the observer sees the model punished, making the observer less likely to imitate the model’s behavior

vicarious reinforcement
Glossaries - Psychology

process where the observer sees the model rewarded, making the observer more likely to imitate the model’s behavior

visual encoding
Glossaries - Psychology

input of images

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