PSY422 Behavior modification discussion

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Topic: Implement change to a teen boys behavior, a focus of an issue and how reinforcement was used to change the behavior.

Paper to include; Background information, problem to change, data for observing 3-7 days, reliability, graph of these results, reinforcement and schedule of reinforcement to change behavior for 7 days or hypothesize how you would conduct this, graph of these results, conclusion. Include references within the body of it & reference citation at the end of it in APA format.

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Behavior modification



Behavior modification

Behavior modification refers to the act of using learning procedures such as positive or
negative reinforcement to alter the patterns of behavior. Behavior modification suggests that
good behavior should be rewarded by positive consequences and bad behavior be punished by
negative consequences (Browning, 2017). Behavior modification can be applied to kids suffering
from defiant disorders such as autism and ADHD in kids. Behavior modification tries to replace
the behavior that is unwanted with more desirable behavior. Both adults and children can use
this. For behavior modification to be successful, positive and negative punishment must be
involved. Positive and negative reinforcement are also engaged in making sure the process is a
Positive punishment is a tactic that is used to stop negative behavior. Positive punishment is
made possible by adding a consequence that will discourage the person undergoing treatment to
avoid repeating what they have done to be punished. Making a child do a chore intended for their
brother/sister after hurting them is an example of positive punishment. Negative punishment
involves removing things such as privilege whenever the child wrongs. If a child has electronics,
you can take them away whenever they do something wron...

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