Behavior Modification Report

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Behavior modification should be used in society to shape the behavior of others because it’s easy to use and the results are immediate. For example, an employer implements a new policy for every employee who does not call in sick all year gets a bonus check December 1st. I can guarantee that more the 75% of the employees will not call in sick all year; this works as an incentive for each of the parties involved. The use of “token economy” (Wood, Wood, & Boyd, 2014, p. 163) sets standards of behavior that are clear and consistent for everyone involved; students, prisoners, patients, etc. know what is expected of them, they’re aware of the rewards, and understand the repercussions for not following protocol. Behavior modification is so versatile
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