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negative feedback

[′neg·əd·iv ′fēd‚bak]
(control systems)
Feedback in which a portion of the output of a circuit, device, or machine is fed back 180° out of phase with the input signal, resulting in a decrease of amplification so as to stabilize the amplification with respect to time or frequency, and a reduction in distortion and noise. Also known as inverse feedback; reverse feedback; stabilized feedback.
(science and technology)
Feedback which tends to reduce the output in a system.

negative feedback

see SYSTEMS THEORY.
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They found that participants who received negative feedback reported significantly lower counseling self-efficacy than those who received positive performance feedback.
H2: Supervisor referent power will be positively related to subordinate performance improvement efforts following negative feedback.
Hypothesis 1: Negative feedback will be negatively related to employee job performance.
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Negative feedback was recorded regardless of whether it was directed to an individual student or to the group including the target student.
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Positive feedback is primarily focused toward reinforcing desired behaviors and performance as well as toward establishing feelings of psychological safety, whereas negative feedback targets undesired behaviors and performance with the hopes of motivating the feedback recipient into corrective action.
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We tend not to like negative feedback (little or no money, criticism, poor evaluations, complaints, unhappiness, inner conflict, pain, etc.