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Diversion

 

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Description

Train the subject to respond differently to the cue that it had been using to engage in unwanted action.

When the subject is regularly engaging in unwanted activity, look backwards in time for the cue that is associated with this. Then implement a training session that uses the cue in order to condition the subject to do something else when the cue is present.

As with any retraining, it may take a number of sessions before the subject is fully connected to the new activity and diverted away from the previous one. Be vigilant to ensure this remains so and institute further training as needed.

Example

At meal times, a dog puts its head on the owner's lap. The owner trains the dog to lie down at meal times (and only feeds it afterwards if the dog stays lying down).

When a child comes home, it normally raids the fridge. Their parent makes a rule that household chores must be done before eating (and stays in the kitchen to guard the fridge). By the time the child has finished their chores, it is nearly time for dinner. After a while, the child automatically does the chores and appreciates that they get their home work out of the way as soon as possible.

Discussion

Diversion effectively puts up a 'road diversion' sign. When the subject receives the cue that normally leads them to unwanted action, they are now diverted by the same cue into another, acceptable action. It acts by changing the pairing between cue and action in transfer of stimulus to the desired action.

See also

Transfer of Stimulus Control

 

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