CHYS 3P60 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Asperger Syndrome, Reinforcement
An event that, when presented immediately following a behavior, causes the behavior to increase in frequency (or likelihood of occurrence) (martin & pear, Some sort of behavior occurs, something happens afterwards in which forces the individual to engage with what is being presented. Situation person is sitting in class & the professor asks a question. Response student raises hand & answers the question. Long term effects in the future student is more likely, upon hearing a question asked, to raise his/her hand & utter a response, because of the social reinforcement that he/she received. Situation dad comes to pick nick (his son) up from school. Response nick runs up to his dad & pull his hair; wouldn"t let go. Long term effects in the future, nick was more likely to engage in hair-pulling because of the attention that he received. Wanted to get dad"s attention whether it be positive or negative.