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schizophrenics

suffer from delusions that they firmly believe, no matter how bizarre or implausible

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positive reinforcement

provides a rewarding stimulus (like a treat) in order to encourage a desired behavior

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negative reinforcement 

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positive punishment 

involves following the unwanted behavior with an unfavorable outcome or negative stimulus (such as a spanking)

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negative punishment 

involves taking something good or pleasant away (such as recess for the rest of the week) in order to reduce the reoccurrence of the undesirable behavior 

 

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punishment 

used to discourage an undesirable or unwanted behavior (such as lying) from happening again