Negative Reinforcement: Examples & Definition


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Negative reinforcement is best described as:

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of negative reinforcement?

2. Negative reinforcement was first described by B.F. Skinner in his theory of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Negative reinforcement is a specific psychological idea first theorized by B.F. Skinner. In this quiz, you'll recall a number of facets of negative reinforcement, as well as try to determine examples of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This negative reinforcement quiz tests you on your ability to:

  • Define negative reinforcement
  • Determine what is not an example of negative reinforcement
  • Recall B.F. Skinner's theory that first described it
  • Understand when negative reinforcement is most effective
  • Recognize the negative reinforcement in a given situation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider whether something is or is not an example of negative reinforcement
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained regarding negative reinforcement

Additional Learning

The lesson called Negative Reinforcement: Examples & Definition covers the following objectives:

  • Clear up common misconceptions about negative reinforcement
  • List several examples of real life negative reinforcement applications
  • Explain when negative reinforcement is most effective