Reinforcement Theory in the Workplace: Definition & Examples


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Which one of the following is not a way to change behavior under reinforcement theory?

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1. How might a reinforcement theorist view a weekly paycheck?

2. What is a name for the process of changing a person's behavior using the techniques described in reinforcement theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the difference between negative reinforcement and punishment and intermittent reinforcement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Methods of changing behavior under the reinforcement theory
  • Reinforcement type exemplified by a weekly paycheck
  • Process of changing a person's behavior through techniques under reinforcement theory
  • Schedule of intermittent reinforcement
  • Difference between negative reinforcement and punishment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as negative reinforcement and punishment
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify three ways to change behavior under reinforcement theory

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Reinforcement Theory in the Workplace: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify the reinforcement theory and the different ways behavior can be changed
  • Review positive reinforcement and how it reinforces a wanted behavior
  • Recall negative reinforcement and how it withholds a negative consequence
  • Learn about punishment
  • Understand how extinction withholds a positive reinforcement