“… when a craftsman spends a week in completing a given object, each of the parts produced during the week is likely to be automatically reinforcing because of its place in the completed object.” (p. 18)
Vicci Tucci – The educational community’s language for Automatic Reinforcement is Intrinsic Reinforcement. Most educators prefer this form of reinforcement instead of Consumable Reinforcement. Therefore, I make sure to teach CLMers about Skinner’s three forms of reinforcement, Automatic, Social, and Educational (e.g., consumables and activities). Skinner considers social as the weakest form and automatic as the most effective form to develop repertoires. As Skinner has noted, an implementer has to condition automatic reinforcement as a potential form of reinforcement.