• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Reinforcement Learning, Psychological Perspectives

  • By: John W. Donahoe
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Reinforcement is the process by which experience changes both overt behavior and that more subtle behavior called cognition. The ability of individual experience to change behavior is arguably the most important contribution of natural selection by the ancestral environment. Whereas ...