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Reward and punishment for undesired behavior

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Punishment is a process that is meant to reduce the likelihood of an undesired behavior to occur. It uses a stimulus to weaken a response after it happens. Punishers are to be delivered immediately after the undesired behavior occurs. For example when my cat jumps on the table while we are eating, I immediately say "No" and throw him down to the floor. It may take multiple trials but after a while the cat learns he is not going to get the desired food and stays off the table. While punishment is meant to decrease an undesired behavior it does not always successfully produce desired results. Some reasons for this include how and when the punishment is given. Punishment has shown to be ineffective if it is too harsh or inappropriate for the undesired behavior. Also it can be difficult to punish immediately after the behavior has occurred hence it then gets reinforced resulting in reinforcing undesired behavior rather than desired.

One the other side of punishment is the use of rewards or reinforcement. Reinforcement can be effective way to increase a desired behavior if used correctly. When using reinforcement there are some things to keep in mind. Positive reinforcement is when a stimulus is delivered after the desired behavior occurs and negative is when there is the removal of an unpleasant stimulus. Whether reinforcement is positive or negative is used to increase a desired behavior. To ensure that reinforcement is effective it needs to be something that meaningful or valuable to the person it is being used with. If it does not hold value then it is less likely the person will continue to produce the desired behavior for that reinforcement. In the beginning it also needs to be delivered immediately and often after the desired behavior occurs. As you begin to fade the reinforcement it can be more spread out and in vary amounts. This is referred to as intermittent schedule of reinforcement. To ensure that reinforces are effective one needs to know who they are using them with and what behavior they are reinforcing.

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I need an "objective" conversational response on how well this person has done on their discussion topic, titled undesired behavior, punishment and rewards? Your expert objective response should contribute small amount new information related to the discussion topic that is unique and interesting. If using sources please use scholarly sources that are cited using APA format

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In children, punishment does discourage unwanted behavior but can lead to fear of the parent, feelings of resentment, and a misunderstanding of the child's behavior that led to the punishment. In order to more effectively communicate morals to a child, they must understand how each decision starts a chain of events and learn from each choice.

Punishment for animals might cause the animal to fear humans and withdraw from a loving friendship with the owner. To better ensue a desired behavior, a teacher or owner can repeatedly demonstrate how an unfavorable outcome is directly connected to a certain action. In this way, cause and effect is demonstrated and the authority is not making the decision for the child or animal.

Misuse of rewards can cause an individual to rely on that reward not only for an accomplishment, but use the reward for a coping mechanism. In order for the reward to be effective, it must be given quickly after the favorable action or the subject will less likely affiliate the reinforcement with the action. "When there's a delay, other responses occur in the interval and the connection between the desired or undesired response and the consequence may not be made.

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