Essays Tagged: "positive reinforcement"

B.F. Skinners theory of punishment

s increase the probability of a reaction because of value, money, and possessions through learning. Positive reinforcement is a reward that adds stimulus to increase chances of responses. Positive rei ... he cat learned that the door opened immediately for his food. Skinner's theory of reward was called positive reinforcement, and his theory of punishment was known as negative reinforcement. Reinforcem ...

(3 pages) 266 3 4.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Relationship Between Self-Reinforcement and Self-Esteem (B.F. Skinner).

ment" is anything within the environment that strengthens a behavior. In this sense he defines both positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement and their affects on behavior. A positive reinforc ... ur, i.e. avoiding loud noises. To this end, it is hypothesized that a person with high frequency of positive self-reinforcement is likely to have high self-esteem.MethodParticipantsForty participants ...

(3 pages) 124 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

King and mcqueen.

e looked upon negatively. In civilized society, we learn that when we do something right we receive positive reinforcement, but when we do something that is wrong it is often followed by consequences. ...

(3 pages) 63 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Theories of Personality

believe that responses to our behaviors can reinforce and weaken our desire to repeat the behavior. Positive and negative reinforcements are types of responses to our behavior. The responses and/or co ... ments are types of responses to our behavior. The responses and/or consequences can be looked at as positive or negative.Positive reinforcement generally make the behavior increase if the behavior is ...

(3 pages) 385 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Behaviorist description of depression

The behavioral perspective of depression links the disorder to a deficit of positive reinforcements in one's life. This lack of reinforcement results in the decline of construc ... it that a person suffering from depression can develop a plan of action to replenish the deficit of positive reinforcement through the cooperation of family, friends and the therapist. In other words, ... patient's inability to cope with life stress leads to social withdrawal, which reduces the rate of positive reinforcements, which then results in depression.The belief that a person suffering from de ...

(2 pages) 49 1 4.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Learning and Memory Applied

have also learned that it is beneficial to apply the lessons learned in class to my everyday life. Positive reinforcement, learned helplessness and serial recall are a few among many of the learning ... urse.First of all, I was highly interested in the concept and various factors that together make up positive reinforcement. I had a premise that I could do some experimental work on the three children ...

(5 pages) 79 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Jack Welch

ogram to their personnel at all global locations. Welch regularly challenges employees, dishing out positive reinforcement and critical improvement feedback. Welch bought and sold businesses, constant ...

(2 pages) 105 0 2.5 May/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Behaviorism

harsh, and some that are really wishy-washy and too lenient. Personally I believe that Lee Canter's positive reinforcement and assertive discipline work best for the entire spectrum of students. In or ... ngs, classes and workshops along with experience in clinicals and at my student teaching site where positive reinforcement is part of their motto.One saying I will walk away from my student teaching w ...

(5 pages) 80 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Notes on Decision Making and Rational Choice Richard N. Lebow's "Between Peace and War"

nn’s theory on decision making (pp.109)1.Decision makers are human beings- therefore they need positive reinforcement and choice to see what they want to see, which can make the weighing up of fa ...

(2 pages) 21 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Businesses - The Real World You Never Saw

ave been making in our Home Theater department. In short, I am receiving a great deal of praise and positive feedback around the workplace. Therefore, in reading Tom Peters' article, "Incentives for S ... eters' article, "Incentives for Success," I just could not understand how there could be too little positive reinforcement in the business world these days.Throughout the article, Tom Peters threateni ...

(6 pages) 20 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Businesses - The Real World You Never Saw

ave been making in our Home Theater department. In short, I am receiving a great deal of praise and positive feedback around the workplace. Therefore, in reading Tom Peters' article, "Incentives for S ... eters' article, "Incentives for Success," I just could not understand how there could be too little positive reinforcement in the business world these days.Throughout the article, Tom Peters threateni ...

(6 pages) 436 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

MGT 501 - SOCABA.COM ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

values and expectations, a detailed schedule for change, clear communication, and the existence of positive reinforcement issues. In this paper we will take a look at how these aspects aided in the g ... ant factors of communication.Perhaps this lapse in communication has been aided by the absence of a positive reinforcement framework. Now let's take a look at how the lack of positive reinforcements h ...

(6 pages) 34 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Nucor case study

of achievement is directly related to the reward which is given. The reinforcement theory relies on positive reinforcement and recognizing the impact of different schedules of reinforcement on behavio ...

(7 pages) 114 0 3.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

All Paws Mobile Grooming: Leadership Style The company in question "All Paws Mobile Grooming is a made up business model.

ive leadership. Decisions and solutions made as a team motivates personnel, which tends to create a positive work environment. The bottom line is that satisfied employees foster positive productivity, ... foster positive productivity, which in turn increases company profit.Influencing employees through positive reinforcement is another way that APMG concentrates on participative leadership. APMG suppo ...

(7 pages) 38 1 4.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication

Problem Solution: Harrison-Keyes Inc.

lacking in providing motivation through equity, expectancy and goal setting. Feedback, rewards and positive reinforcement will help to improve employee performance and behavior. Managers must lead by ... the year encourage employees to perform better and motivate them to work smarter when they receive positive feedback from their managers (General Electric Company, 2006).Feedback is necessary for emp ...

(20 pages) 224 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Bandura's Social-Cognitive Theory

erved actions the individual observer would solidify that learned action and would be rewarded with positive reinforcement (Miller & Dollard, 1941). This decisive theory was further researched and ... ey also create their own personal settings; so that they can act on and change events on their own. Positive or negative feedback from behavior, in turn, influences people's thinking (cognitions) and ...

(4 pages) 83 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Workplace Motivation

employees, providing an efficient reward system, treating everyone fairly, restructuring jobs, and positive reinforcement. The list could go on forever but keep in mind that every motivational strate ... lities. Providing an effective rewards system is important because rewards do not always serve as a positive outcome. These rewards need to possess the ability to satisfy all employees, comparable to ...

(6 pages) 86 0 5.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Cognitive Development Theories

rist B.F. Skinner argued that all children are easily influenced and they gain intelligence through positive reinforcement.Two of the most influential developmental theorist are Jean Piaget and Lev Se ...

(7 pages) 125 1 4.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Operant Conditioning Paper

e occurs (Hergenhahn & Olson, 2009). In this type of learning, the focus is on behavior and its positive or negative significance - the owner of the behavior must respond in a manner that produces ... , extinction, spontaneous recovery, secondary reinforcement, generalized reinforcers, chaining, and positive or negative reinforcers (2009).Positive and negative reinforcers are two of the most import ...

(4 pages) 151 0 0.0 Jul/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Roles of Television

THE ROLES OF TELEVISIONPOSITIVE INFLUENCESPositive, according to Baron & Byrne (2004) includes being "nice" and saying ... d saying sincere things to others. They further state that compliments, praise, congratulations and positive evaluation are almost guaranteed to cause pleasure. Passer & Smith (2004) explain that ... pleasure. Passer & Smith (2004) explain that positive influence can be further cemented through positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement, they explained, occurs when a response is strengthen ...

(5 pages) 5 0 0.0 Jan/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays