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Overcorrection

Verbal Reprimands are an example of:

a) Positive Punishment
b) Negative Punishment
c) Overcorrection
d) Shaping

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The correct answer is (c) OVERCORRECTION

Positive punishment: the individual's behavior adds something undesirable to the environment, thereby decreasing the probability, under similar circumstances, of that behavior occurring again in the future. Sometimes we do things that cause us to experience pain, reducing the probability of us doing that again. You put your hand on a hot stove, and you ...

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Overcorrection is shown.

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