in behavior modification, this refers to a reward given to a client in return for tokens he or she has earned due to compliant behavior. See also token economy.

BACKUP REINFORCER: "The person exchanged the tokens he or she had gained for good behavior in a behavioral modification system for a pencil, which could be considered to be a backup reinforcer."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BACKUP REINFORCER," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed September 17, 2021).