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Chapter 17

Chapter 17 Book Notes

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 17: Using Punishment: Time-out and Response Cost The principle of punishment Punisher is an event that when presented immediately following a behavior causes the behavior to decrease in frequency. Punishers are sometimes referred to as aversive stimuli or simply aversive. Once an event has been determined to function as a punisher for particular behavior of individual in a particular situation that event can be used to decrease other behaviors of that individual in other situations Associated with concept of punisher is the principle of punishment: if in a given situation somebody does something that is immediately followed by a punisher then that person is less likely to do the same thing again when heshe encounters a similar situation meaning of punishment for behavior modifiers is quite specific & differs from the meaning of the word punishment for most laypersons in our general culture ex: sending a
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