positive reinforcer

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Related to positive reinforcer: negative reinforcer, partial reinforcement, Continuous Reinforcement, fixed interval reinforcement, fixed ratio reinforcement
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Noun1.positive reinforcer - a reinforcing stimulus that serves to increase the likelihood of the response that produces it
reinforcer, reinforcing stimulus, reinforcement - (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
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Establishment of a positive reinforcer through contrast with shock.
The musical toy was demonstrated to be a positive reinforcer for Yaffa's head up behavior in that her head up behavior occurred more frequently when the musical toy was delivered as a consequence (B phase M = 18.
Desensitization is exposing your dog to the fearful sounds in a slow, quiet and progressive way, pairing a positive reinforcer like a very high-value food treat, toy reward, pleasant massage, or petting, with the sounds of fireworks.
The study shows that different alleles or mutant forms of the gene, known as gilgamesh (gish), are required for short-term memory formation in Drosophila olfactory associative learning - learning that links a specific odor with a negative or positive reinforcer.
The consequence of the behavior, the moving mobile, has come to function as a positive reinforcing stimulus, also called a positive reinforcer, for the generation of an operant behavioral repertoire (right leg movement).
Cognitive picture rehearsal always includes drawings or pictures of three components: antecedents to a problem behavior, the targeted desired behavior, and a positive reinforcer.
The authors concluded that the presentation of the positive reinforcer abolished the CMO-R or value of task removal as a reinforcer and abated the class of responses that had produced that reinforcer in the past.
Thus, says Wolfgang, a positive reinforcer may be defined by the behavior followed by a consequence that increases over time.
Another positive reinforcer is to let your child help you buy his/her first racquet.
Schramm describes the process of pairing, where the adult establishes himself or herself as a positive reinforcer before moving on to include instructional activities in those parent-child interactions.
With behaviors functioning to access a positive reinforcer, the occurrence of the replacement behavior is scheduled to produce a higher rate of the specific reinforcer than the problem behavior.