n. a method of shaping a behavior using rewards only elicited by responses. It is most commonly used with pigeons and other animals. Signals are presented, independently of behavior, on a response device (in the case of pigeons, a pecking disk), which records the response and then immediately presents a reinforcer, which is usually food.

AUTOSHAPING: "Autoshaping refers to the gradual modification of a behavior by rewarding a particular response. "
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