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2.11 Mediated Reinforcement Non-Example #1

If water is presented first, and then the word “water” is emitted, that is NOT mediated reinforcement because it lacks the first defining feature of the definition, and is probably an example of a type of discriminative stimulus that will be discussed later.

Mediated Reinforcement

A stimulus change that has the following features:

It occurs after a response has been emitted

It increases the future probability of that response

It results from the action of another individual

Formal and dynamic features of the response

Formal and dynamic features of the controlling variable

Whether or not the current response is reinforced

The “meaning” of either the stimulus or the response

A cartoon of a man holding a bottle of water.
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