Definition of Reinforcer

1. Noun. (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it.




Definition of Reinforcer

1. Noun. Something that reinforces; something that strengthens a behavior. ¹

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Definition of Reinforcer

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Medical Definition of Reinforcer

1. In conditioning, a pleasant or satisfaction-yielding (positive reinforcer) or painful or unsatisfying (negative reinforcer), stimulus, object, or stimulus event that is obtained upon the performance of a desired or predetermined operant. See: reinforcement. Synonym: reward. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Reinforcer

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1. Cocaine: Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse edited by John Grabowski (1994)
"In the simplest schedule, continuous reinforcement (CRF), every response is followed by a reinforcer (eg, Wilson et al. 1971). ..."

2. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by DIANE Publishing Company, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (1995)
"... Animal Studies of Nicotine as a reinforcer Whether a drug functions as a reinforcer can depend critically on the dose of drug, the previous exposure of ..."

3. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"The delay for the smaller reinforcer remained fixed at five seconds, while the delay for the larger reinforcer began at 15 seconds, and was increased by two ..."

4. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Although we have no direct data to substantiate that altered reinforcer availability results in stress-related physiological events in our experiments, ..."

5. Alcohol and the Brain (1993)
"MEISCH, RA, AND HENNINGFIELD, JE Drinking of ethanol by Rhesus monkeys: Experimental strategies for establishing ethanol as a reinforcer. In: Gross, MM, ed. ..."

6. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"... associated with steroid solubility and with temporal delay between response and reinforcer. For example, injected steroids take time before absorption, ..."

7. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"One pharmacologie reinforcer is the feeling state ("high") that follows use of ... A more common pharmacologie reinforcer is the termination of withdrawal ..."

8. The Electrical Review (1878)
"The speaker (so-called) and reinforcer is shown by fig. 6. When at rest, one of its arms 26 remains fixed against the point 25, and then allows the current ..."

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