positive reinforcing stimulus

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Noun1.positive reinforcing stimulus - 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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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).