reinforcer

noun re·in·forc·er \ ˌrē-ən-ˈfȯr-sər \

Definition of reinforcer

: a stimulus (such as a reward or the removal of an electric shock) that increases the probability of a desired response in operant conditioning by being applied or effected following the desired response

First Known Use of reinforcer

1890

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reinforcer

noun re·in·forc·er \ -ˈfōr-sər, -ˈfȯr- \

medical Definition of reinforcer

: a stimulus (as a reward or removal of an electric shock) that increases the probability of a desired response in operant conditioning by being applied or removed following the desired response

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