Hello, for my second blog post, I am going to talk about the differences between positive and negative reinforcement.

Positive reinforcement, is when a behavior occurs something is given or added. This would be similar to, if a kid cleans their room or does an assignment they are given a piece of candy. The behavior would be the cleaning the room or doing the assignment and the stimulus would be the child being given a piece of candy. 

Negative reinforcement is when something is taken away when a behavior is performed. An example of this would be offering a child something to eat, they do not like the food, so they scream and the parents take the food away. The behavior would be screaming, and the stimulus would be taking the food away. Use Reinforcement Instead of Punishment - Accessible ABA, Inc.


  1. Hailey,
    This is a very interesting topic. When take a look at positive vs negative reinforcement it is pondering on whether or not positive or negative reinforcement is more effective. I think it matters much on the situation and age of the person receiving the correcting behavior. Negative reinforcement should never be abusive however.


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