Token Economy

Science / Psychiatry / Token Economy: A system involving the application of the principles and procedures of operant conditioning to the management of a social setting such as a ward, classroom, or halfway house. Tokens are given contingent on completion of specified activities and are exchangeable for goods or privileges desired by the patient.

Other Words for Economy

Economy Noun Synonyms: brevity, briefness, succinctness, terseness, conciseness, concision, compactness, restraint, curtness
Economy Verb Synonyms: thrift, husbandry, thriftiness, conservation, conservatism, saving, restraint, control, frugality
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Other Words for Token

Token Verb Synonyms: coin, disc
Token Adjective Synonyms: symbolic, emblematic, representative
Token Noun Synonyms: symbol, sign, mark, marker, badge, emblem, indication, proof, evidence
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Token Economy

Science / Psychiatry / Token Economy: A system involving the application of the principles and procedures of operant conditioning to the management of a social setting such as a ward, classroom, or halfway house. Tokens are given continge MORE

Token Ring

Technology / Computers / Token Ring: A type of LAN in which workstations relay a data packet called a token in a logical ring configuration - known as token passing. A station may only transmit if it is in possession of the token. Token MORE

Token

Entertainment / Literature / Token: Nathaniel Hawthorne's term for a private symbol. He also refers to private symbols as emblems. Examples include the blasted trees and brown-grass in 'The Hollow of the Three Hills' or the walking stic MORE

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