What is another word for reinforcement?

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[ ɹˌiːɪnfˈɔːsmənt], [ ɹˌiːɪnfˈɔːsmənt], [ ɹ_ˌiː__ɪ_n_f_ˈɔː_s_m_ə_n_t]

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The word "reinforcement" means to provide a new incentive to continue doing something. It is used in a number of ways in the behavioral sciences. An example would be a parent reinforcing good behavior by giving the child a reward, such as praise or privileges. Reinforcement can also take the form of environmental changes that increase the chance of success, such as awarding points for studious behavior.

The process of reinforcement is called operant conditioning. The general principle is this: rewards (positive reinforcements) strengthen desired behaviors, and punishments (negative reinforcements) weaken undesired behaviors.

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