What are reinforcing stimulus?

  • (noun): (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it.
    Synonyms: reinforcer, reinforcement

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Stimulus (psychology) - Functions of Stimuli - Reinforcing Stimulus
... is followed is increasingly supplemented, a reinforcing stimulus occurs ... This stimulus gets into action at the same time as the eliciting or discriminative stimulus ... Its contributions in leading to a response is separate from eliciting and discriminative stimulus ...

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