Positive reinforcement

Positive reinforcement is the process of acknowledging specific behaviors with positive feedback, such as a smile, praise or reward.

Used in conditioning as a way of increasing the strength of a given response by rewarding positive reinforcement. The philosophical doctrine that scientific knowledge is limited to observed facts and experience.

Positive reinforce is a consequence of behavior, such as praise or other rewards, that when administered increases the chances that the behavior will be repeated.

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