reinforcer

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re·in·forc·er

 (rē′ĭn-fôr′sər)
n. Psychology
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.

reinforcer

(ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsə)
n
an individual or thing that enforces
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Noun1.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
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life