How Negative Punishment Works, With Examples

2022-04-27T07:25:37-07:00April 28, 2022|Education|0 Comments

While much of ABA therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Operant Conditioning focus on positive reinforcement to adjust the outcomes of specific behaviors, there are times when negative behaviors have an appropriate place. Even the ground-breaking psychologist B.F. Skinner noted that an animal or a person’s behavior can be increased or decreased by adding or removing appropriate stimuli. Though this required practiced application and consistency, without any degree of emotional transference. [...]