RESPONSE COST By N., Sam M.S. - 128 Conditioning process in which specific responses result in punishment, usually the loss of valued resources. See also: negative punishment. RESPONSE COST: "Response cost is a method of negative reinforcement." Related Psychology Terms REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) RORSCHACH TEST HABIT LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) REACTION TIME (Response Latency) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning ROSENZWEIG PICTURE-FRUSTRATION STUDY (P-F) Crisis Diagnosis and Intervention ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RESPONSE COST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/response-cost/ (accessed August 14, 2022).