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positive reinforcement,

n a technique used to encourage a desirable behavior. Also called
positive feedback, in which the patient or subject receives encouraging and favorable communication from another person.
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Such positive reinforcement works because it helps dogs to understand what humans want them to do.
For 40 years, my company has designed and implemented behavior-based systems and approaches that bring continual improvement with positive reinforcement.
Of course, I am not saying any of you are dogs, but the psychology is just the same - regular, mild exposure to the scary stuff, coupled with some support and positive reinforcement is the key to your success.
The benefits of positive reinforcement techniques in animal management have been well documented for mammalian species; however, there are few publications on such programs for birds.
A small number of basic studies conducted with typically developing adults demonstrated that positive reinforcement can affect performance on short-term memory tests (Cuvo, 1974; Loftus, 1972); however, little behavioral conceptual work has been published on the topic.
When it received positive reinforcement after uttering something like a word by chance, DeeChee added the word to its lexicon.
Throughout her life she was a beacon of constant support and positive reinforcement.
No guarentees, but telling him that you love him and positive reinforcement beats nagging or feeling sad.
Keeper Sam Lomax, who is training the male tortoises, said: "We are doing what we call positive reinforcement or target training, which means training them by using treats when they come to a specific target in a specific place.
NanBob noticed that it got away, and the noticing became a kind of positive reinforcement.
Topics discussed by North American psychologist include re-formulations of negative and positive reinforcement models of drug addiction, and cognitive models of drug effects on emotion; recent studies on the psychobiology of mood-drug behavior associations; developmental factors; and advances in assessment and treatment including psychosocial models of addiction and relapse, and individual-level analysis.
Dominguez Hills) discuss adolescent learning and motivation theory and provide a "classroom management toolkit" for discipline, positive reinforcement and effective partnerships with parents.