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Altius 8 FL P/S Q20
Josh_4080
#1 Posted : Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:55:25 AM
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I have gotten very confused by the idea of drug reinforcement to avoid withdrawl symptons... I have interpreted the notes in the CC wrong and I was hoping to clear this up. So a positive /negative thing is either the addition or removal of something. Now, is this positive/negative referring to the affect felt by the individual? I.e. a positive thing would be the addition of a treat to a dog because the dog gets the addition of pleasure, or would it be positive because we are giving it something? Because then I think about spanking a child. Would this be positive because we are giving it the addition of pain, or positive because we are adding the act of spanking?

How does this all relate to Q20?

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I just wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on this? Thanks!
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Hi Josh,


Excellent question, I'm going to take a stab at clarifying:

+ vs -: these simply refer to whether something is being added (positive) or removed (negative) in an attempt to change the behaviour/induce learning. If you are INTRODUCING spanking, yes, it would be positive since it is the addition.

reinforcement vs punishment: these terms refer to whether you are INCREASING the LIKELIHOOD of the behaviour (reinforcement) or DECREASING the likelihood of the behaviour (punishment).

Therefore, adding spanking would be a positive punishment - i.e. the addition of something (spanking) that has the effect of decreasing the likelihood of the behaviour (at least we hope!).


I recommend drawing out a 2 by 2 table, along the column headers write punishment vs reinforcement, on the row headers write positive vs negative. Then fill in the 4 boxes with the definitions and examples.

See if this helps in relation to Q20. Let me know if you have follow up questions.
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