GRADIENT OF EFFECT By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 In stimulus-response sequence. Response is reinforced if it is close to the reinforced response. Further away it is less reinforced. GRADIENT OF EFFECT: "Gradient of effect deals with distance from the reinforced response." Related Psychology Terms GONO-GO NEGATIVE DISCRIMINATIVE STIMULUS (SYMBOL: S' OR S-) STAIRCASE METHOD STIMULUS-RESPONSE COMPATIBILITY PURE-STIMULUS ACT STIMULUS RESURGENCE GOAL RESPONSE STIMULUS FUNCTION BEHAVIORAL CONTINGENCY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GRADIENT OF EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gradient-of-effect/ (accessed April 19, 2021).