Negative Reinforcement

Negative reinforcement is a consequence following a behavior that involves removing someone or one’s self from an aversive situation. By removing an aversive, it increases the future frequency of behavior. The two types of negative reinforcement are escape and avoidance. An example of negative reinforcement is taking a tylenol to remove your headache. The relief experienced here results in you taking tylenol the next time you have a headache or an ache.