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Unformatted text preview: • Consistent • Equitable • Impersonal • When is it punishment or negative reinforcement?: o Sometimes both depending on behavior • Extinction: o Usually decreases undesired behaviors by ignoring them • Difficulties in using reinforcement: o Can be hard to accurately measure performance o Time lags between performance and reinforcement o Conflicting consequences from managers and family (e.g. long work weeks) o Reinforcement for some employees may lead to unintended consequences for other employees o Different effects on employee of same consequence at different times o Ethical concerns about behavior modification...
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- Fall '10
- Operant Conditioning