vicarious reinforcement

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NounEdit

vicarious reinforcement (countable and uncountable, plural vicarious reinforcements)

  1. (psychology) Reinforcement that occurs when you imitate the behavior of someone who has been reinforced for that behavior, as when avoiding hot water having seen another person burned by it.

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  • Psyc
Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 09:17