Autoshaping refer to responses that are learned in experimental situations even though they are not necessary to obtain reinforcement . Autoshaped behaviors, like pecking in pigeons usually appear to be part of the organism’s repertoire of “natural” behaviors. A type of sign tracking in which a pigeon comes to automatically peck at a response key because the key light has been associated with the response-independent delivery of food is an example of Autoshaping.
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