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Unformatted text preview: not agree to buy the child a candy bar. A highly aversive stimuli (emotion) is experienced. (Positive punishment) Child begins to cry. Has this been rewarded in the past? Has this caused reduction of tension in the past? The parent feels embarrassed. An aversive stimuli (emotion) is experienced. (Positive punishment) The parent gives the child the candy bar Has this been rewarding in the past? In other words has this caused reduction of embarrassment Positive reinforcement in the past? The child stops crying The parent no longer feels real embarrassed Negative reinforcement Behavioral Situation Child Parent Child takes candy bar. Tension Parent says no Increase in tension Child cries Embarrassment Parent gives the child a candy bar Receives POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT for crying (child receives reward). Parent is Negatively REINFORCED for giving candy bar (reduction in embarrassment)...
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- Spring '06
- candy bar, aversive stimuli