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Application of Positive and Negative Reinforcers

Hi Marcel

1). I have a classmate that presented this question; "How is it that a "positive reinforcement" will teach the child or person not to repeat the wrong behavior."

Personally I thought using a "negative reinforcement" was needed in this case to teach the child or person not to repeat the wrong behavior.

What is the correct answer?

2). Would a scenario using a using negative reinforcement works much better if paired with positive feedback. Why or Why not. If so please explain

3). What is the difference between a negative reinforcement versus a positive reinforcement.

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1. A positive reinforcement would teach the child or person not to repeat the wrong behavior, due to the fact that a positive reinforcement such as providing a child with positive compliments and increase privileges when they exhibit the right behavior, and not providing the child with these compliments and increased privileges when the exhibit the wrong behavior, will teach the child or person not to repeat the wrong behavior. This would serve to increase the probability that the child ...

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This solution discusses key aspects of positive and negative reinforcement.

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