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What is the technical definition of positive punishment?

A stimulus is delivered contingent upon a behavior and the rate of the behavior decreases



subject to change


2X2 grid

presentation of a stim, increase behavior -Positive reinforcement
removal of a stim: negative reinforcement

Presentation of a stimulus, decrease the rate of the behavior: positive punishment
Removal/ prevention of a stimulus: negative punishment n


Functional analysis

A procedure for determining why inappropriate behavior occurs


4 conditions where punishment can occur

1. is the behavior harmful to the client or those around them
2. Functional analysis fails to yield effective reinforcement based on intervention
3. It is part of a meticulously designed program
4. Parent/guardian consent is given