Think about these two questions: Explain the difference between Reinforcement and Punishment in Operant Conditioning.

Explain why psychologists encourage reinforcement of behaviors rather than punishment. Create a written response answering these questions and post it in the Chapter

7 Discussion Forum- Reinforcement vs. Punishment class forum as a new thread.
Read the responses posted by others in the class. Post responses to at least four other student’s comments. Your responses should be respectful and given in the

spirit of helping everyone learn. Read these General Discussion Ideas for ways to contribute to a helpful discussion.

Responses need to be substantive by asking questions and sharing your answer to the question, giving examples or counterexamples, etc. Responses that consist of only

one statement of agreement or disagreement will not earn full credit. Responses that are completely off-topic will also not receive credit.
You will receive only partial credit if all your submissions are posted on the same date. For instance, you can post two times on one day and three times on another

day. Spacing your postings across several days allows for more of a dialogue. When you post, others need time to respond to your post.

This assignment will give you an opportunity to understand the difference between reinforcement and punishment and apply what you’ve learned to modifying behavior.


This assignment is worth 20 points toward your course grade. I will grade your assignment on the completion of all 5 posts by the due date and the thoughtfulness of

your posts.

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