Why Is Reinforcement Used Over Punishment

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The reason "reinforcement" is used over "punishment" because "reinforcement" is the process by which a stimulus increases the probability that a positive behavior/outcome will occur instead of "punishment" which is a stimulus that deceases the probably of negative behavior/outcomes but it also does not guarantee that a positive behavior/outcome will occur . For example, a Teacher can give out candy to students who perform well on a test which is a positive reinforcement because if you reward the students for doing good on a test it will result in students repeating that behavior/outcome and might even encourage other students to do well on a
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