The Role Of Reinforcement In Operant Conditioning

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Reinforcement and punishment are methods used in operant conditioning and both can be positive and negative but work in a unique way. Positive means you are adding something so you increase a behaviour and negative means you are taking something away so you decrease a particular behaviour.
Reinforcement is used to help increase a specific behaviour in the future and if done correctly this behaviour will increase, occurring more frequently as the child develops.
Positive reinforcement - adding something positive in order to increase a response
Positive reinforcement helps to shape and change behaviour and works by presenting a motivating/reinforcing stimulus to the child after a desired behaviour. Positive reinforcers therefore
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