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Lesson 1: What is a Secondary Reinforcer?

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The Principle of Secondary Reinforcement in operant conditioning, is the process in which a neutral stimulus acquires the ability to influence the future probability of a particular response by virtue of being paired with another stimulus that naturally enhances such probability. We look at what is – and what is not- a secondary reinforcer.

Citations

Gilchrist RJ, Gunter LM, Anderson SF, Wynne CDL. 2021. The click is not the trick: the efficacy of clickers and other reinforcement methods in training naïve dogs to perform new tasks. PeerJ9:e10881 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10881