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Parenting: Punishment and Reinfocement in Adolescence

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What are reinforcement and punishment to parents?
How can these affect/influence their teenage children behaviour?

These are some of the many questions that parents have when it comes to parenthood.

In this entry, I will be compiling a few documents and videos which may be helpful for parents who would be interested in understanding the concept and applying it in their home. What Is Operant Conditioning and How Does It Work? Operant conditioning, sometimes referred to as instrumental conditioning, is a method of learning that employs rewards and punishments for behavior.

What Is Operant Conditioning and How Does It Work?

Through operant conditioning, an association is made between a behavior and a consequence (whether negative or positive) for that behavior.1 For example, when lab rats press a lever when a green light is on, they receive a food pellet as a reward. Skinner’s Operant Conditioning: Rewards & Punishments. Operant conditioning: Schedules of reinforcement. How to Get Your Desired Behaviour Using Operant Conditioning. There are two types of reinforcement: positive and negative.

How to Get Your Desired Behaviour Using Operant Conditioning

You may have had moments where one of these forms of reinforcement worked well for you, while another stirred up feelings of shame or resentment. Have you ever rewarded a child with candy for good behavior? Operant Conditioning - Negative Reinforcement vs Positive Punishment. How to Properly Use Reinforcement and Punishment - North Shore Pediatric Therapy. Discipline strategies for teenagers. Teenage discipline: the basics Discipline isn’t about punishment.

Discipline strategies for teenagers

It’s about teaching children appropriate ways to behave.