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    with identifying the behavior that needs to be changed, which is referred to as target behavior. From there, I would implement negative reinforcement on the target behavior so as to obtain reinforcing outcomes. Application of negative reinforcement would be a way of getting the rat away from what it used to do or to make a behavior disappear. Negative reinforcement on behavior would make it ineffective

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    Positive Reinforcement

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    The Effects of Positive Reinforcement Every day educated people research and discover various methods which they claim are the best way to condition today’s youth. It seems that new studies are constantly surfacing that promote new and improved ways to discipline and motivate children. A current, popular method encourages using positive reinforcement both at home and in the classroom. Positive reinforcement consists of giving a reward when a desired behavior is performed. There are many positives

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    Reinforcement Analysis

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    I agree with the concept of reinforcement. This concept is found on page 297 (9th Edition). There are two types of reinforcements, positive and negative. A reinforcer is a response that follows a behavior to increase that behavior. Growing up, my parents gave me an allowance for completing chores around the house. This reinforced me to always complete my chores on time so that I could get my allowance. I have experienced the concept of time-out outside of school. This concept can be found

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    Differential Reinforcement

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    Differential Reinforcement is defined to occur when behavior is reinforced by being either rewarded or punished while interacting with others (Siegel, 2003). With this said, the theory was developed as a way of labeling both positive, as well as negative aspects of individual action. This idea of reinforcement is a branch of the infamous Differential Association theory presented by Edwin H. Sutherland in 1939. Another commonly used term for this theory of reinforcement is called differential conditioning

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    Positive Reinforcement

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    positive reinforcement or discipline to see an increased test score and memory? Both have reasoning behind their motivation methods but which one truly make you motivated motivated downright dedicated. If discipline is used to motivate a student to improve test scores then scores will increase more than just with a reward. There are many ways to motivate someone and give them the energy to achieve goals, but which is more proficient a positive reinforcement or discipline? Positive reinforcement is giving

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    Reinforcement Analysis

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    Mrs. Dorland and Mrs. Hendryx use a few different forms of reinforcement and punishment. One example is the use of Brownie Points. When the class does something extremely well as a whole, they get a brownie point added. If they reach 24 points, then their teacher will bring in brownies for the class. This vicarious reinforcement rewards the class for working together and to remind the kids for future situations. Another system they use is with magnets where every student has their own magnet

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    Differential reinforcement procedures are programs that are used to reinforce acceptable behavior in order to decrease the occurrence of undesirable behavior. Differential reinforcement also ensures that undesirable behavior is not reinforced. A range of problem behaviors especially self-injurious behavior is treated with differential reinforcement procedures. Summary of Research Differential reinforcement has several variations. The first variation is called Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior

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    Historical Context of Reinforcement In the behavioral science the term, reinforcement signifies strengthening a behavior. Many learning theories consist of some form of strengthening or weakening a behavior, in which withholding or presenting reinforcement may decrease or increase the future occurrence of a behavior (Skinner, 1953). The application of reinforcement varies between theorists and the type of learning implied. Ivan Pavlov (1928) demonstrated the use of reinforcement was connected between

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    and reinforcement surface often during the process. Discovering stimuli that are reinforcing enough to change future behavior and responding is an important process in Applied Behavior Analysis. The effectiveness of reinforcement depends on the existing level of motivation for the reinforcement (Cooper, Heron, Heward, 2007). In other words, for stimulus change to function as reinforcement, the subject must already want it (Cooper & Heron & Heward, 2007). Positive and negative reinforcement are the

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    “Properly used, positive reinforcement is extremely powerful.” (B.F. Skinner) This quote from B.F Skinner shows my opinion on the punishment v. positive reinforcement argument. According to the dictionary punishment is the infliction or imposition of a penalty for an offense. Examples of punishment include: loss of recess time, extra homework, detention, and loss of other privileges. According to the dictionary the definition of reinforcement is the process of encouraging or establishing a belief

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