For this discussion, we focus on positive reinforcement

For this discussion, we focus on positive reinforcement. Read the scenario and respond to the questions that follow. Quinn rarely participated in her first-grade class. One day, she answered a question, and her teacher provided her verbal praise.

For this discussion, we focus on positive reinforcement

Discussion 1
Positive Reinforcement.
For this discussion, we focus on positive reinforcement. Read the scenario and respond to the questions that follow.

Quinn rarely participated in her first-grade class. One day, she answered a question, and her teacher provided her verbal praise. From that point on, Quinn’s class participation increased and the verbal praise continued. Explain why the teacher’s verbal praise was an example of positive reinforcement by addressing the following:

FIRSTLY, Describe in detail what behavior changed in this scenario.

SECONDLY,  Did the behavior of interest increase or decrease in this scenario? Why?

THIRDLY, What was added or taken away in this scenario?

Provide your own example of a time when you either observed or used positive reinforcement, or a time when someone may have used positive reinforcement on you to modify your behavior.

Be sure to include these three elements in the descriptions of each of your examples:
1.      The antecedent.
2.      The target behavior.
3.      The consequence.

FURTHER, Explain why it is important to identify a positive reinforcement contingency in applied behavior analysis.

Discussion 2

Negative Reinforcement
For this discussion, we focus on negative reinforcement. Read the scenario and respond to the questions that follow.
Every time Joe was asked to open a history book in school, he would whine and say, “I hate history” and argue with the teacher about “needing to learn this stuff.” The teacher would eventually send Joe to the principal’s office, where he would remain until the next activity started. Additionally, Joe’s refusal to study history in class continued intermittently throughout the school year. ALSO, In terms of whining and arguing behaviors, sending Joe to the principal’s office probably functioned as a form of negative reinforcement.

FIRSTLY, Describe in detail what behavior changed in this scenario.
SECONDLY, Did the behavior of interest increase or decrease in this scenario? Why?
THIRDLY, What was added or taken away in this scenario?

Provide two examples of your own of a time when you either observed or used negative reinforcement, or a time when someone may have used negative reinforcement on you to modify your behavior. Also, Be sure to include these three elements in each of your examples:
1.      The antecedent.
2.      The target behavior.
3.      The consequence.
LASTLY,  Describe why it is important to identify a negative reinforcement contingency in applied behavior analysis.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *