To avoid confusion, a more useful term for positive feedback might be self-reinforcing
The notion that a select education determines success is limiting and self-reinforcing
, and Thiel wants to establish a debt-free alternative.
It is a self-reinforcing
process that seems to amplify rumor beliefs through repetition.
This collection of papers includes recent research monographs, reviews of current developments, and short communications on the topic of solitons, self-reinforcing
solitary waves that maintain their shape while traveling at constant speed.
And this total absence of faith in one another is self-reinforcing
Plastiki was built from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET)--a plastic widely used in bottles--and an experimental fabric called self-reinforcing
PET (srPET), woven from recycled PET fibers.
With regard to its structure, it is interesting to note that the InnoEnergy community will be organised and managed as a business, a European company which creates self-reinforcing
mechanisms in this area.
It was to avoid a self-reinforcing
spiral of depressed consumption and investment that government boosted public spending in today's crisis.
In some instances, barking can become a self-reinforcing
behavior--that is, the dog gets a "reward" from barking, even if it's not in the form of a treat from his owner.
She traces how these ideational factors helped to socially construct a self-reinforcing
norm of nonuse, or a nuclear weapons taboo.
Systems become self-reinforcing
, bureaucracy begets more bureaucracy, and some people validate their worth by creating roadblocks for others trying to achieve the same goals.
While economic historians are inclined to focus on institutional change in the footsteps of Douglass North, or the self-reinforcing
path dependence suggested by Paul A.