PSY 100 Chapter Five

PSY 100 Chapter Five - Jared Restivo October 22, 2007...

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Jared Restivo October 22, 2007 Chapter 5 Reflection Paper In Chapter 5, there was discussion regarding reinforcements and punishments. At first, I has confused about the differences between the two. However, through the example, differentiating was not difficult. Reinforcement is an environmental stimulus that occurs after the response and increases the likelihood that the response will occur in the future. There are two types of reinforcements, positive and negative. Positive reinforcement is a presentation of stimulus after a response makes the response more likely to occur in future. An example would be giving a treat to a dog when it started going the bathroom outdoors. Negative Reinforcement is the termination of an aversive event that makes a behavior more likely to occur in the future. An example would be having a headache and taking aspirin, which alleviates the pain, so the next time the person has a headache they take aspirin. On the other hand, punishment is decreasing the likelihood that a response will
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course PSY 100 taught by Professor Raposo during the Fall '07 term at Endicott.

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