Definition of Negative reinforcer

1. Noun. A reinforcing stimulus whose removal serves to decrease the likelihood of the response that produced it.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Negative Reinforcer

negative interference
negative lens
negative logic
negative magnetic pole
negative meniscus
negative muon
negative phase
negative pledge
negative pole
negative pressure
negative pressures
negative proof
negative proofs
negative regulation
negative reinforcement
negative reinforcer (current term)
negative reinforcing stimulus
negative scotoma
negative sense
negative side waterproofing
negative space
negative spaces
negative stain
negative staining
negative stimulation
negative stimulus
negative strand virus
negative stranded RNA virus
negative taxis
negative thermotaxis

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. ..."

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