Strengthening an incompatible response

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Strengthening an incompatible response . If a new response (cognitive, emotional, or physical) can be taught that cannot occur at the same time as the old response, then it makes it harder for the old response to occur. Time-Outs - Similar, but not identical, to the old practice of sending someone to sit in the corner. It is basically a form of withdrawing positive reinforcement: (e.g., the child is banished to a place where there is nothing interesting to do). With my own children, I found that it was often more effective to give myself a time out when they were getting into a fight ("I'm stepping outside to meditate for a few minutes), thus depriving them of their audience. Establish functional behavior : Teach new behavior that works in dealing with the world--that is, that will elicit reinforcement in daily life, rather than behavior that will not get rewarded
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Unformatted text preview: outside the learnings situation and will thereby extinguish. Be consistent. In behavioral training, there is no place for inconsistency, except with an intentional intermittent schedule--and event that should be consistent. Think small. What is the smallest change that will be satisfactory? The more precise and specific the change you try to bring about, the more likely you will be to be successful. The bigger and grander, the scheme, the less likely. Contracts for change. If you want to affect another person's behavior, it's usually a good idea to describe them what you want and what you propose to do. See if they have any suggestions for modifying your proposed program. Also see what they want from you in return, so that it's not a one-way street and they have some investment in it too....
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