29 - Psych Notes 10/29/09 Weakening a Response: Punishment...

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Psych Notes 10/29/09 Weakening a Response: Punishment 2 Types of Punishment: 1. Positive Punishment : adding a stimulus (usually unpleasant) in order to weaken the chance of the response occurring again. EXAMPLES : Speeding Ticket and shouting at your dog for digging a hole in the yard. Also, A spanking from your mother for cursing and doing extra chores when your teens breaks curfew. Lastly, running laps because you were late to PE. 2. Negative Punishment: -removing a stimulus (usually pleasant) that weakens the behavior. EXAMPLES: Taking away car keys for breaking curfew, putting your dog in the garage for digging a hole in the yard, time outs, taking away ‘freedom’. PUNISHMENT IS TRICKY - Side Effects with use of punishment ( Look at text for this material) Suppresses ALL behavior, not just undesired behavior. - It doesn’t tell the organism what to substitute the undesired behavior with… - “what can I do?” Punisher is in effect rewarded for applying punishment. -
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