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Appetitive Stimulus

A stimulus that functions as a reinforcer when added following a behavior or as a punisher when subtracted following a behavior. This is an unofficial term stipulated for lack of a better term as the opposite of an aversive stimulus. Contrast with Aversive Stimulus.

Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (http://www.associationofanimalbehaviorprofessionals.com/glossary.html)

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