I found the topic on "Rewards" interesting. Rewards come in many different forms and as much as we don't like to admit it, human behavior, most of the time is influenced, and more or less, driven by rewards. For example, a little kid might be more inspired to do even better on his or her next exam given the fact that there will for sure be a reward for getting a high score. In addition and in relation to this topic, having "reinforcers" in one's environment is also a significant factor. Reinforcers are categorized depending on their influence on a certain behavior. In other words, reinforcers are labeled depending on their overall assessment: some that are beneficial and some that are not. As people, we warm up to positive reinforcement faster. Personally speaking, as a college student, positive reinforcement is extremely beneficial. I become more motivated and effortful in the things that I do and it leads me to want to achieve more goals and I'm sure this is applicable to others as well.
Here is a video that better explains reinforcement through operant conditioning: