Saturday, June 27, 2015
Positive and Negative Reinforcement
There are two types of reinforcement, positive and negative. Reinforcement motivates a child so that they are likely to engage in that behavior again. Positive reinforcement is any type of praise or reward for a good behavior. Negative reinforcement is when some type of privilege is taken away after a bad behavior is exerted by the child. Negative reinforcement be thought of as a punishment procedure. With negative reinforcement, you are increasing a behavior, whereas with punishment, you are decreasing a behavior. I work at a daycare and we use positive and negative reinforcement daily. We have a sticker board for every child and when they do something nice for someone else they get a sticker and if they hurt another child or bully someone they get stickers taken away.