discrimination learning


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discrimination learning

[di‚skrim·ə′nā·shən ′lərn·iŋ]
(psychology)
A learning procedure in which a response is reinforced in the presence of one stimulus but not in the presence of others, enabling the experimental animal to discriminate between the one stimulus and the others.
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