Self-reinforcement is a process whereby individuals control their own behavior by rewarding themselves when a certain standard of performance has been attained or surpassed.
Self-reinforcement is a method of self-conditioning that acts to strengthen the association between certain stimuli and certain responses . In the behavioral theory of operant conditioning, the most fundamental principle is that a response followed by a reinforcer is strengthened and is therefore more likely to occur again . Reinforcement, then, is the act of following a response with a reinforcer and is one of the primary tools of operant conditioning.
Socially-mediated reinforcement (or direct reinforcement) involves the delivery of reinforcement from another person [3, 7]. In his description of social cognitive theory, Bandura  proposed two other forms of reinforcement: vicarious reinforcement and...
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