Negative effects of positive reinforcement.

@article{Perone2003NegativeEO,
  title={Negative effects of positive reinforcement.},
  author={Michael P. Perone},
  journal={The Behavior analyst},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={1-14}
}
Procedures classified as positive reinforcement are generally regarded as more desirable than those classified as aversive-those that involve negative reinforcement or punishment. This is a crude test of the desirability of a procedure to change or maintain behavior. The problems can be identified on the basis of theory, experimental analysis, and consideration of practical cases. Theoretically, the distinction between positive and negative reinforcement has proven difficult (some would say the… CONTINUE READING
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