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filial imprinting

the best known form of imprinting. Whena young animal learns the characteristics of its parent. Itis most obvious innidifugousbirds, who imprint on their parents and then follow themaround.

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negativereinforcement

in operantconditioning, a method to increase the probability and strength of aresponse by removing or withholding an aversive stimuliĀ  (negative reinforcer)