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Positive Reinforcement: Definition & Examples

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Positive reinforcement can be defined as:

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1. Positive reinforcement was first described by:

2. Which of the following are the four types of positive reinforcement:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Positive reinforcement is a unique psychological tool and in this quiz/worksheet combo you'll not only define it, but recall examples and the history of its use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This positive reinforcement quiz and worksheet has the goal of testing your ability to:

  • Define positive reinforcement
  • Recall who first described it
  • Recognize the four types
  • Understand when it is most effective
  • Determine a good example

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information in the lesson on positive reinforcement
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider which of given options is the best example
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define positive reinforcement
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained regarding the four types of positive reinforcement

Additional Learning

To learn more about positive reinforcement, take a look at the lesson titled Positive Reinforcement: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Give an example story that demonstrates positive reinforcement
  • Explain why positive reinforcement is not always a good thing
  • Summarize the different types of positive reinforcement
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