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Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

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Sarah made a list of facts about behaviorism. She made an error. Review her list and indicate which one Sarah should remove because it is incorrect.

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1. Taking away something that a student does want is called:

2. Giving a student something they do not want is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you assess your knowledge of the ways in which reinforcement and punishment are used to modify behavior in the classroom. You will be quizzed on your ability to identify the types of reinforcement and punishment explained in this theory.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the terms that describe the following:

  • When something is taken away that the student does not want
  • When something is taken away that the student wants
  • When something is given to the student that he/she does not want
  • When something is given to the student that he/she wants
  • When a behavior stops after a reinforcement is withdrawn

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the use of rewards and punishments to affect a student's behavior
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a reversion in behavior when a reinforcement is stopped
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding the types of reinforcement and punishment used to modify behavior

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define behaviorism
  • Explain how the categories of reinforcement and punishment are used to increase or decrease certain behaviors
  • Identify subcategories of reinforcement and punishment
  • Use examples to illustrate the use of these categories and subcategories in behavior modification
  • Relate what happens to a behavior when a reinforcement is no longer applied
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