REINFORCEMENT

The act of strengthening a conditioned response; experimental introduction involving conditioned and unconditioned stimuli to achieve a specific response. A process of increasing the likelihood of a desired response by creating a dependent relationship with the reinforcer. See also: negative reinforcement; positive reinforcement; schedule of reinforcement.

REINFORCEMENT: "It is posited that children learn most effectively from positive reinforcement."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REINFORCEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reinforcement/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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