Positive Reinforcement

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Writing Assignment #1
Leslie Halsell
PSY 101 – Online
Daniel Kachur
February 16, 2010

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Writing Assignment # 1

    Though some people might be quick to assume, that all positive reinforcement is positive and all negative reinforcement is harmful, and therefore tailor their guidance skills strongly in the positive reinforcement direction the challenges become even more evident as they constantly remind themselves of both the difficulty of finding positive reinforcement for all the situations that need it and also the challenge of responding to negative behavior without consequences associated with negative reinforcement, such as withholding of reward or even aversive techniques. Reinforcement means that when the consequence produces, it either strengthens the behavior or stops the behavior, there have four kinds of reinforcement such as positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, punishment and extinction. Now, I would like to focus on positive and negative reinforcement. When we impose the events, which either add the desirable event or remove the undesirable event, then it reinforced the behaviors; the positive or negative reinforcement will strengthen our behaviors, from current to future. Here are some examples of these two situations.
Positive Reinforcement
      Positive reinforcement is when you reward a behavior to encourage it. I guess I can think of it as adding something in order to increase a response. There are many plans that can come into contact with this.   A positive reinforcement during this process could be paying my son after mowing the grass and he understanding that every time he mows the grass, there is something in it for him.   This gives him something to look forward to and a reason to want to mow the grass.  Another example of positive reinforcement could be is I have actually had to teach a dog tricks
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before. The only way that worked the best for me was using treats and also making them come...