positive reinforcement

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Condition where the introduction of a stimulus (challenge, penalty, reward, etc.) increases or maintains the likelihood of the recurrence of the same response (behavior or output).

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Many parents, coaches, and teachers try to motivate children by criticizing the child and pointing out what they are doing wrong, even though research has shown that positive reinforcement has better results
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Instead of hitting the new intern with a stick when he makes a mistake, you should use positive reinforcement and offer to take him to out to lunch when he performs well.
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Although the boy kept swinging and missing the baseball, his father kept up with the positive reinforcement and told him to keep trying.
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