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Unformatted text preview: behavior. Make the punishment fit the crime Positive punishment the application of an aversive (painful) stimulus to decrease a behavior Hit the kid, give something to the kid Negative punishment the removal of a desired stimulus in order to decrease a behavior Taking something away Premack Principle Probable behavior (behaviors likely to happen such as eating, playing tennis, etc.) can reinforce less probable or unlikely behaviors such as cleaning a closet you can go outside AFTER you clean your room Types of Reinforcers Primary a reinforcer (ex. Food, water, sex, termination of pain) that has survival value for the person and does not have to be learned. Secondary a neutral stimulus that has no intrinsic value for a person but can become rewarding (ex. Money, praise, etc.). It is learned....
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Benbassi during the Fall '08 term at GWU.
- Fall '08