BEHAVIORAL CONTRAST

n. in research, refers to a phenomenon which illustrates the possible consequences of reinforcement. In positive contrast, the response increases for a potentially more-favorable reward after being exposed to a reinforcer which has become less-favorable. In negative contrast, the response decreases for a less-favorable reward after being exposed to a reinforcer which is clearly more-favorable.

BEHAVIORAL CONTRAST: "In behavioral contrast, the rate of responding to stimulus in one setting changes when the condition of reinforcement in the other setting gets modified."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL CONTRAST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-contrast/ (accessed February 16, 2020).
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