4-year-old Danyelle is in line with her mom at the grocery store, whining for ca

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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?

                        a. positive reinforcer                           b. negative reinforcer 

                        c. positive punisher                            d. negative punisher

May 20th, 2015

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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