Definition of Negative reinforcer
1. Noun. A reinforcing stimulus whose removal serves to decrease the likelihood of the response that produced it.
Generic synonyms: Reinforcement, Reinforcer, Reinforcing Stimulus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Negative Reinforcer
Literary usage of Negative reinforcer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"It has been more conclusively established that ethanol can serve as a potent negative reinforcer in dependent animals undergoing withdrawal (Roberts et al. ..."
2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The most frequent explanation is that nicotine reduces anxiety, an intervening variable identified as a negative reinforcer for smoking behaviour. ..."
3. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by DIANE Publishing Company, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (1995)
"... another reinforcer, and as an aversive stimulus or negative reinforcer to maintain behavior that either terminates or prevents injections of nicotine. ..."