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Socially Mediated Reinforcement

It's amazing how much reinforcement occurs in our own everyday situations.

One type of reinforcement that occurs often is socially mediated reinforcement. Socially meditated reinforcement is other people or things in the environment that reinforce a person's behavior or response.

Now, let's look at this picture above. Easily think about social media for this kind of reinforcement. Let's say I posted on my social media about my latest keynote speech. A minute later, my post got likes and comments on it from others on social media. People just reinforced my post by liking or commenting on it. When people like and comment on posts, it will increase the behavior of posting online to occur more often in the future. That's socially meditated reinforcement in a nut shell!

Any questions about socially mediated reinforcement? Share your questions in the comments section!


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