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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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Negative feedback is expected to trigger the "threat-rigidity effect" in which group members respond to negative feedback with decreased flexibility, more control imposed on certain group members, and restricted information sharing (Peterson and Behfar, 2003).
Of course, there will be occasions when managers do need to give some negative feedback but the skilful use of questions and the balance with positive feedback can make it much easier for both sides.
On the other hand, some studies have shown that negative feedback can be detrimental to those with high self-esteem as well.
They used the seller's overall rating, calculated by eBay as total positive feedback minus total negative feedback, along with a variable that is represented by the total number of negative feedback left by buyers.
In our last column ("Delivering Negative Feedback in a Positive Manner," Nursing Homes/Long Term Care Management, October 2007, p.
Hypothesis 3: Subordinates who receive positive feedback from their supervisor will rate the supervisor higher than the subordinates who receive negative feedback.
In fact, only 5% of respondents with wind farms in their local area expressed negative feedback towards having a wind turbine near their homes.
You can check out your sellers to a point, by looking at their feedback comments ( steer clear of those with negative feedback and be careful if buying from newly registered sellers.
Negative feedback also creates increased anxiety among athletes.
Reconciling the traditional arguments between mechanists and humanists, he says that there is indeed a mechanism in behavior, negative feedback control, but it is capable of having inner purposes in the full humanistic sense.