Negative Punishment: Definition & Examples


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What is negative punishment?

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1. Negative punishment is most effective when what occurs?

2. What is positive punishment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Positive and negative punishment can be used to change behavior, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of the uses of them. The resources will ask you to define several key terms related to the topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on the following topics:

  • Definition of positive punishment
  • Example of a negative punishment
  • Time when negative punishment is most effective
  • Definition of negative punishment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on negative punishments
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of positive punishment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effectiveness of negative punishments

Additional Learning

The related lesson is titled Negative Punishment: Definition & Examples. The lesson has the following format:

  • Introduces negative punishment through an example
  • Explains operant conditioning
  • Defines reinforcement and punishment
  • Discusses the differences between positive punishment and negative punishment
  • Provides examples of negative punishment