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TESTING THE LAW OF EFFECT
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The empirical law of effect Responses followed by a satisfying state of affairs will be more likely to occur again. Responses followed by an annoying state of affairs will be less likely to occur again.
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Punishment is not an effective way to control behavior. Therefore, the empirical law of effect is wrong.
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Oh, that would be too easy. IN PRINCIPLE , punishment works. IN PRACTICE , we don’t do it very well, AND it has some other problems, too.
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Problems with punishment 1. Inconsistent 2. Long delay between behavior and consequence. 3. Association between punishment and punisher. 4. It may lead to aggressive behavior. 5. Does not specify the correct behavior
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LOTS OF SUPPORT FOR EMPIRICAL LAW OF EFFECT
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THE THEORETICAL LAW OF EFFECT? When a modifiable connection between a situation and a response is made, and is accompanied by a satisfying state of affairs , that connection’s strength is increased. When made and followed by an annoying
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