PRIMARY REINFORCEMENT

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Also referred to as unconditioned reinforcement, primary reinforcement is the process by which presentation of a stimulus following a response will increase the probability of a like response in the future. Such stimuli (the unconditioned primary reinforcer) is effective as reinforcement without any special training or experience.

PRIMARY REINFORCEMENT: "Reinforcing a response leads to the probability that the response will re-occur in the future."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PRIMARY REINFORCEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primary-reinforcement/ (accessed May 24, 2022).

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