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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- Fall '08
- Psychology, negative punishment Combination, kid Negative punishment