negative reinforcer


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Noun1.negative reinforcer - a reinforcing stimulus whose removal serves to decrease the likelihood of the response that produced it
reinforcer, reinforcing stimulus, reinforcement - (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
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The lack of a negative reinforcer and the continued absence of the CS-US pairing would predict an eventual abatement of avoidant responding.
The command is now a conditioned positive punisher (the dog's behavior makes a bad thing happen) and/or negative reinforcer (the dog's behavior makes a bad thing go away; the punishment stops when the dog finally comes).
This is the idea behind using a negative reinforcer to extinguish certain behaviors.
You can explain to help parents slow down the pattern but there is still that negative reinforcer of that "desirable" number.
Indeed, stigmatization as a negative reinforcer can have a salutary effect, minimizing needless visits to professional mental health professionals.
For example, Michael argued (and see also McDevitt & Fantino, 1993) that electric shock does not function as an operant discriminative stimulus for rats' lever pressing but rather (as a stimulus) establishes the operation by which shock removal functions as an operant negative reinforcer.
The command is now a conditioned negative reinforcer (dog's behavior makes a bad thing go away).
According to Skinner's definition, punishment is a procedure in which responses are followed by either (a) the removal of a positive reinforcer, or (b) the presentation of a negative reinforcer (or aversive stimulus).
Because the tone went off after the choice response occurred, it potentially functioned as a negative reinforcer.