4-year-old Danyelle is in line
with her mom at the grocery store, whining for candy. Danyelle’s mom yells at
her to be quiet. The more mom yells, the more Danyelle whines. What kind of
consequence is mom’s yelling for Danyelle’s whining?
I'm pretty sure the answer is b. negative reinforcer. The reason I say this is because the mom yelling is increasing the behavior of the child and thus reinforcing it. What the mother is doing is intended to be a punishment, to decrease the behavior, but it has the opposite effect. Hope this helps.
May 20th, 2015
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