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Feedback

Feedback is a process in which information about a person's performance is presented back to the individual. Providing information to individuals about their performance can serve as a reinforcer and can also be used in conjunction with other reinforcers and is often used in behavior therapy both combined with other reinforcers and alone (i.e., independent of other rein-forcers). When used with other reinforcers, feedback can inform the individual which behaviors are considered suitable responses by those providing reinforcement and thus which behavioral responses will result in presentation of the reinforcer. When feedback is used independent of other reinforcers, positive feedback can give information to individuals about various aspects of their behaviors and socially reinforce the individuals' performance of those particular behaviors.

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