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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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They found that praise delivered along with primary reinforcers, contingent upon a response (FR 1), resulted in the conditioning of praise for four of eight participants, whereas pairings of praise and edibles delivered simultaneously on an FT 15 s schedule did not condition praise as a reinforcer for any of the participants.
Key statement: A tire with a built-in self-sealing layer includes an external rubber tread, a carcass reinforcer, a gastight layer arranged towards an inside location relative to the carcass reinforcer, an anti-tack layer arranged furthest towards the inside location and a self-sealing layer adjacent to the anti-tack layer and arranged towards the inside location relative to the gastight layer.
If students did not reach for either the symbol or reinforcer within 5 s, the CP used an auditory (e.
The effects of background music versus no background music conditions on levels of the participant's problem behaviors during a reinforcer assessment were compared.
Three levers were located horizontally across the back wall of the chamber, with a liquid dipper and dual pellet dispenser for reinforcer delivery on the front (opposite) wall.
The reinforcer workshops provide the opportunity to discuss what worked, what didn't and gain additional coaching by their peers and the eWorkshop leader.
After looking at the preschool curriculum, we are now working on handwriting, cutting, sitting in a circle for a certain period of time, ensuring he can sit and eat a snack next to his peers without a reinforcer.
2005) showed that the choices of children with ADHD are principally influenced by reinforcer immediacy and quality and least by rate and effort.
In such cases, the aversive stimulus is often referred to as a negatively reinforcing stimulus or negative reinforcer.
The most effective means for identifying reinforcers is through the use of systematic preference and reinforcer assessments (Hagopian, Long, & Rush, 2004; Logan & Gast, 2001).
Place a notebook hole reinforcer at the top of the sandwich so that the opening does not touch the contact paper.