Monday, July 31, 2023

Blog Post #3 Positive Reinforcement

             For my third blog post, I have decided to talk about positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcements work to create an environment that is filled with motivation and it is essential to use positive reinforcements in a proper way. Positive reinforcements are the introduction to desirable stimuli that will encourage correct behavior and action. An example of this would be if you are encouraging your students to complete their assignments in class without getting distracted and you express that if they do, they can all have 5 minutes of free time at the end of class. By offering this “reward” for doing something good it therefore becomes a positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcements are typically used during operant conditioning which is also a method of using different rewards and punishments in order to correct a specific behavior.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Veronica,
    You did a great job of explaining positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is using rewards to increase a desired behavior over time. Positive reinforcers should be implemented immediately after the desired behavior has occurred to ensure that this good behavior repeats. An example of positive reinforcement would be if a child completes their homework on time. A positive reinforcer could be rewarding the child with their favorite candy or snack. Doing so will increase the chances of the child continuously completing their homework on time due to the positive outcome they have now associated with it.