Introductory Concepts
Elementary Relationships
Extensions of Verbal Behavior
Multiple Controlling Relationships
Building on the Elementary Relationships

2.9 Irrelevant Features of Mediated Reinforcement

Some features that are irrelevant to whether or not something is classified as mediated reinforcement include whether or not the stimulus is conditioned or unconditioned, the type of receptor affected by the stimulus change, and any evocative or eliciting effects of the stimulus change.

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

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