1. an escalation in the likelihood of the happening of some activity because that activity results in the display of a stimulant or of some scenario. 2. the process of expressing a positive reinforcer following a response.

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT: "Positive reinforcement is vital when training a dog."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/positive-reinforcement/ (accessed September 23, 2021).