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Understanding Punishments in Psychology Quiz

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1. What does positive punishment in psychology aim to achieve?

2. Which of the following examples best describes negative reinforcement?

3. In the context of operant conditioning, how is punishment different from reinforcement?

4. What term is used to describe the phenomenon where a behavior decreases in frequency due to the introduction of a stimulus following the behavior?

5. Which of the following is an example of negative punishment?

6. In positive punishment, what is being added following an undesirable behavior?

7. What psychological principle suggests that behaviors followed by satisfying consequences are more likely to recur, while those followed by unsatisfying consequences are less likely to recur?

8. Which outcome best exemplifies the result of effective positive punishment?

9. What distinguishes negative punishment from positive punishment?

10. Which of the following is a principle of operant conditioning that emphasizes the reduction of a behavior through the addition of an aversive stimulus?