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Positive and Negative Punishment 1Positive and Negative Punishment Jordyn Gibbs PSY7708: Basic Foundations in Applied Behavior Analysis
Positive and Negative Punishment 2Positive Punishment In this week’s session, we learned about positive and negative punishment and how it affects us in the real world. According to the Applied Behavior Analysisbook, it states that “positive punishment is the presentation of a stimulus that immediately follows a behavior, which decreases the frequency in behavior.” We may not realize it, but we use positive punishment in our everyday lives, especially in our line of work. For example, Sally is working with a customer that wants to return an item, but Sally begins to yell at the customer. The manager noticed Sally’s behavior toward the customer and the manager sends Sally to a training day on how to be nicer to customers. In this example, the antecedent would be Sally working with a customer on a return, the behavior would be the Sally yelling at the customer, and the

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