TOKEN ECONOMY

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with regard to behavior therapy, a program, at times, performed within an institutional setting, wherein favored actions are reinforced by giving tokens which can be traded for special foods, TV time, passes, or other rewards.

TOKEN ECONOMY: "Token economies are prevalent in many institutions for the mentally ill or handicapped."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "TOKEN ECONOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/token-economy/ (accessed November 28, 2021).

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