RESPONSE COST By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 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 FRACTIONAL ANTEDATING GOAL RESPONSE INTRAATTITUDINAL CONSISTENCY ARGUMENT QUALITY FRUSTRATIVE NONREWARD HYPOTHESIS CASTRATION COMPLEX AVERAGE-EVOKED-RESPONSE TECHNIQUE (AER TECH OPTIMAL FORAGING THEORY EXTINCTION GENERALIZATION COVERT MODELING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RESPONSE COST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/response-cost/ (accessed January 12, 2020).