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reinforcement

[‚rē·ən′fȯrs·mənt]
(civil engineering)
Strengthening concrete, plaster, or mortar by embedding steel rods or wire mesh in it.
(materials)
A strong inert material bonded to a plastic to enhance its strength, stiffness, and resistance to impact.

reinforcement

1. In reinforced concrete, metal bars, rods, wires, or other slender members which are embedded in concrete in such a manner that the metal and the concrete act together in resisting forces.
2. Material added to provide additional strength.
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The diversity of the above factors highlights the need for such analyses, as a conceptualization of depression that highlights broad principles of positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, punishment, rule-governed behavior, and establishing operations is not of much use given the ubiquity of these processes.
Many people misinterpret negative reinforcement as punishment," Dr.
Wolfgang, author of Solving Discipline and Classroom Management Problems, notes that positive reinforcement is not always good for a student, and negative reinforcement is not always bad.
Barbara is one of thousands of employees who experience the daily frustration of working for a boss who uses negative reinforcement to motivate subordinates.
Positive reinforcement is used whenever a desirable outcome follows an appropriate response, and negative reinforcement is used whenever an aversive stimulus or state of affairs is removed following an appropriate response.
BAC (the preferred acronym, which is actually Bank of America's stock ticker symbol) apparently has a very effective marketing indoctrination program--so effective, in fact, that I started to wonder if it involved negative reinforcement by electric shock.
Drive for Thinness and Fear of Fat: Positive and Negative Reinforcement
In tins article, I wish to show that despite all the evidence that positive rather than negative reinforcement is more effective at eliciting changes in behaviour, UK government policy remains grounded in a punitive approach so far as tackling anti-social behaviour is concerned.
My teaching technique of negative reinforcement, by telling him, "Don't do this," was intended to keep him from making a mistake.
We analyzed the total number of flowers approached and fed upon, the mean times of nectary "discovery" and probing duration, and the total time spent foraging, for both days using repeated measurements ANOVA, to test the hypothesis that negative reinforcement reduces foraging intensity.
Negative reinforcement is a process that involves the removal of something aversive to increase the probability of the behavior that preceded it.
A: Salaries motivate employees through negative reinforcement.

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