Monday, July 10, 2023

Positive Reinforcement (Post #2)

Positive reinforcement is using a rewarding system as a result of good behavior. This is one of the four types of operant conditioning. There are positive reinforcers, negative reinforcers, positive punishers, and negative punishers. An example of positive reinforcement would be giving a child candy for putting away their toys. The good behavior is putting away the toy and the reward is receiving the candy. This will be done a few times and the child will be conditioned to pick up the toys. After some time, the child doesn’t need to be rewarded once they’ve become accustomed to picking up the toys. 

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