Positive Reinforcement• Have you ever been bribed to do something?• This is an example of positive reinforcement.• The chances are that if you receive something for having good behavior or acting right, you will keep repeating this behavior.• Examples receiving money for grades and extra time to stay up for doing the dishes.
Negative Reinforcement• A certain item is taken away after the behavior is shown.• You take away something unpleasant to you.• Examples are putting up the laundry right after it is folded so you don’t get in trouble and setting the table when your parents call you to dinner so your parents do not get mad.
Positive vs. Negative Reinforcement• Both positive and negative work very well in our day to day life.• I think that positive reinforcement would work better than negative because with positive you receive something, but with negative you are just preventing something form happening.
Positive Punishment• It is weird to think of how punishment can be positive, but it can be.• The child is shown a negative consequence after they show unacceptable behavior.• Examples are burping at the dinner table and you parents tell you not to do that anymore and touching a hot stove.
Negative Punishment• Happens when something desired is removed from the child by misbehaving. By doing this, the supervisor hopes that it will not happen again.• Examples are your parents pulling you from the golf course (something you love) for throwing a club and arguing over a shirt that you and you brother love and your mom not buying the shirt for either one of you.
Positive vs. Negative Punishment• Both positive and negative are used by parents, teachers, and coaches.• I think that negative punishment is more affective in shaping a child to prepare them for the future.
Reinforcement vs. Punishment• Most parents only one side their actions. They do not praise a child when the child does something good, but get angry when the child does wrong.• A child will remember being punished rather than a reinforcement they received.• Think back about the times you were punished compared to when you were praised. Which do you remember more of?