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When a behaviour ( response) is followed by the addition of an unpleasant stimulus or the removal of a pleasant stimulus I.e. Receiving an electric shock after an undesired behaviour
Occurs when a behaviour ( response) that had previously been followed by a pleasant stimulus is followed by no stimulus at all. Ie. The rat pushing the lever and not receving food Eventually the rat would learn that there was no food to come after the lever was pressed.
Both will decrease behaviours Initially with extinction, the behaviour to be removed will increase as the subject repeatedly tries to get the reward Only by completely eliminating the rewards ( positive reinforcements) that follow particular behaviours will subjects be sufficiently discouraged from repeating those behaviours
Repeat offenders/felons prison sentences are forms of punishment, but sometimes the punishment is not enough Felons will go back to the crimes previously committed because they receive the same rewards they previously received for committing those crimes, and that behaviour- reward connection is a greater motivator than the punishment-behaviour deterrent connection
In groups you are to come up with different experiments to try and modify an individuals behaviour. Students must use methods of Behaviour modification to do this. Each group should have 3 different situations with 3 different ways to alter the behaviour. The 3 different situations should come from each of the different methods that we have talked about. Operant conditioning, classical conditioning, and the 3 rd should look at someone in prison for committing a heinous crime ( you decide what crime)