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Punishment-based interventions compared with reinforcement-based interventions

There is much debate regarding the use of punishment to modify behaviors. Compare the effectiveness of punishment-based interventions with reinforcement-based interventions for modifying behavior. Include examples that support your position. Discuss what the literature suggests is the best approach for modifying behavior. Indicate if you do or do not agree with the preferred method and provide reasons why this is the case.

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As you briefly compare the overall effectiveness of punishment-based interventions with reinforcement-based interventions for modifying behavior, I am definitely an advocate of reinforcement-based interventions in terms of the teachable lessons they offer, the relationships they build, the proactive and compassionate measures they embody, and the trust that they instill among caregivers/teachers/parents and children/students whose behaviors are targeted. I also agree with the literature that they are viable to offer more long term benefits than punishment-based tactics.

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Shute, N. (2008). Good ...

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300 words of my ideas and references briefly address the debate regarding the use of punishment to modify behaviors. Thus, the solution briefly compares the overall effectiveness of punishment-based interventions with reinforcement-based interventions for modifying behaviors.

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