psychol the reinforcing of a response by giving an aversive stimulus when the response is not made and omitting the aversive stimulus when the response is made
Negative Or Positive Reinforcement: Which Is Better?
Negative reinforcement vs. positive reinforcement Most people think that positive reinforcement means to lavish praise or encouragement, and that is a good part of its essence, but not all of it. What is negative reinforcement, then? Is that about withholding praise? Scolding? Admonishing? Positive reinforcement is actually something we’re all pretty familiar with. When you were a kid, did you get a weekly allowance for …
Words That Can’t Exist Without Their Negative Prefixes
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