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Study Questions - Chapter 7 1 2 Other than prior delinquency what is the best predictor of delinquent behavior What are the three key mechanisms by

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1. Other than prior delinquency, what is the best predictor of delinquent behavior? 2. What are the three key mechanisms by which people learn delinquency? 3. What is “differential reinforcement”? 4. What is “positive reinforcement”? What is “negative reinforcement”? Give an example for each type of reinforcement. 5. What is “positive punishment”? What is “negative punishment”? Give an example for each type of punishment. 6. What is “self-reinforcement”? 7. What is an example of deliberate reinforcement? What is an example of reinforcement that is unintentional? 8. What is an intermittent schedule of reinforcement? What is a continuous schedule of reinforcement? Which of these types of behavior is more difficult to eliminate? 9. What are “discriminative stimuli”? 10. According to research, do reinforcement and punishment have an important effect on behavior? 11. Do delinquents generally approve of serious delinquent acts? 12. What is “conditional approval”? 13. What are the five (5) techniques of neutralization? 14. What are the three general sets of values conducive to delinquency? 15. From whom do juveniles learn beliefs favorable to delinquency? 16. Are beliefs favorable to delinquency necessary prior to committing delinquent acts?
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Study Questions - Chapter 7 1 2 Other than prior delinquency what is the best predictor of delinquent behavior What are the three key mechanisms by

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