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Unformatted text preview: disruptive behaviors in children? Disruptive behavior on children is related to the learning model Skinner discussed because Skinner discussed how when an action receives reinforcement then the animal will most likely continue the action. So, when a child is disruptive and they receive a reinforcement from their parent then it is likely that that action is therefore strengthened because of it. 4. Skinner teaches us how to reinforce desired behaviors. Do we ever reinforce undesired behaviors? What are some examples, and how do we reinforce them? Yes, we do reinforce undesired behaviors. Like the article explains, when a child is disruptive the parent reacts which is a reinforcement. By reacting, the parents are in a way rewards the child’s behavior, because they are paying attention to the child and telling them to stop with makes the child realize that when they do that action they receive attention so they continue to do it....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '06