Reinforcement and Punishment: Examples & Overview


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Which of the following is an example of negative reinforcement?

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1. Which of the following describes an instance of continuous reinforcement?

2. Which of the following describes variable interval reinforcement?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of punishment and reinforcement in psychology. To pass the quiz you'll need to identify different types of reinforcement from examples on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Negative reinforcement example
  • Continuous reinforcement example
  • Variable interval reinforcement example
  • Fixed ratio example
  • Punishment example

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related reinforcement and punishment lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about reinforcement and punishment in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define fixed ratio reinforcement and variable reinforcement and identify instances of them

Additional Learning

To learn more about reinforcement and punishment, review the lesson called Reinforcement and Punishment: Examples & Overview. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Recall B.F. Skinner's operant conditioning
  • Identify types of reinforcement such as positive and negative reinforcement
  • Learn about the schedules of reinforcement such as continuous, interval and ratio
  • Understand punishment and how it affects behavior
  • Comprehend extinction and what it entails