The Antecedent
Learner Behavior
The Consequence
Conducting Sessions

6.1 Positive Reinforcers

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Our behaviors are affected by their immediate consequences. A positive reinforcer is a stimulus that, when presented immediately following a behavior, makes the behavior more likely to happen again and again. In general terms, positive reinforcers are things that individuals like or prefer. For example, praise, cookies, and high fives can be reinforcers for many children.

A positive cartoon depicting a person happily drinking water.
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