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Chapter 17

Chapter 17: Using Punishment- Time Out and Response Cost

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Winter

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B45: Behaviour Modification Chapter 17: Using Punishment- Time out and Response Cost TIME OUT Time out - defined as the loss of access to positive reinforcers for a brief period contingent on the problem behaviour. Time out is short for time out from positive reinforcement. Time out from positive reinforcement- a type of negative punishment in which, contingent on the occurrence of the problem behaviour, the person loses access to positive reinforcers for a brief period. Typically, the person is removed from the reinforcing environment in a time out procedure. Two Types of Time Out: Nonexclusionary time out- a time out procedure in which, contingent on the problem behaviour, the person is removed from all sources of reinforcement but is not removed from the room where the problem behaviour occurred. i.e. face a wall Exclusionary time out- a time out procedure in which the person is briefly r
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