reinforcer(redirected from positive reinforcernegative reinforcer)
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A stimulus, such as a reward, the removal of an unpleasant event, or a punishment, that in operant conditioning maintains or strengthens a desired response.
an individual or thing that enforces
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|Noun||1.||reinforcer - (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it|
stimulant, stimulus, stimulation, input - any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
positive reinforcer, positive reinforcing stimulus - a reinforcing stimulus that serves to increase the likelihood of the response that produces it
negative reinforcer, negative reinforcing stimulus - a reinforcing stimulus whose removal serves to decrease the likelihood of the response that produced it