Unformatted text preview: reinforcement, the behavior frequently comes in contact with built-in reinforcement contingencies, which essentially "trap" and maintain the behavior long after continual reinforcement ceases a. ie: As Jim learns to surf, he continues to return to the beach more and more because of how much he enjoys surfing; as his surfing increases and is reinforced with feelings of pleasure and freedom, built-in reinforcements eventually sustain these pleasurable feelings and maintains, or "traps" his ongoing surfing b. involves a shifting set of reinforcement contingencies: begin w/continual reinforcement and then shift to built-in reinforcements 2. We can constantly maintain good performance and suppress undesirable performance in 2 ways: a. Punishment contingencies to maintain suppression of undesirable behaviors b. Perceptual performance contracts...
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- Fall '07
- Jim, builtin reinforcement contingencies, Intermittent Reinforcement Myth, continual reinforcement ceases