Examples Of Re-Inforcemet Theory

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Re-Inforcemet theory-B.F. Skinner Skinner 's theory of reinforcement proposed that “behavior can be controlled by its consequences, that is, by what follows the behavior” (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). After my disobedience I was publicly beaten and then beaten again in my sleep. This helped to weaken or lessen my disobedience and it added a stimuli which was the beating. There are two types of reinforcers, negative and positive reinforcers. The type of reinforcement used was punishment which is a negative reinforcer. “Punishment is the application of an aversive stimulus following a response in an effort to decrease the likelihood that the response will recur” (Schultz & Schultz, 2013). I then grew afraid of going out in public. I associated being in public with embarrassment. I also grew afraid of making decisions. I did not trust the decisions I made and I doubted my ability to make correct judgments. My aunt and mother both beat me as a way to get me to be obedient. They used a negative stimuli to lessen the behaviour they thought was negative, which was my disobedience. This was effective as it led to me developing a submissive attitude. The punishment also worked in that I began to associate being in public with a feeling of embarrassment. This in turn serves as a deterrent for me wanting to go out in the public. My behaviour was also rewarded. According to the theory behaviour can continue if it is rewarded. Adults would constantly say that they liked the fact that I

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