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Unformatted text preview: to achieve a specific behavior. Examples of effective secondary reinforcers are things like praise, rewards, money, treats, and other special things that are not received on a daily basis. 4. Yes we do reinforce undesired behaviors like an example stated in the book how mothers don’t really pay as much attention to their babies until they start to raise their voice. They in return make loud annoying noises and screams in order to get their mother’s attention and the mother’s respond. Another way I think American families reinforce undesired behaviors are when families watch tv shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy, and shows that show negative behaviors and the children imitate them. As funny as the shows are, it isn’t a good program show especially for younger children who don’t realize the difference between certain bad behaviors and others....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Spring '06 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '06