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negative punishment

a form of behavior modification in which the removal of something after an operant (behavior) decreases the probability of the operant's recurrence.

negative punishment

In the context of operant conditioning, punishment in which a stimulus (e.g., food) is removed when an undesired response occurs.
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In addition, the perception of negative punishment consequences also covariates negatively with disciplinary beliefs, as was also anticipated.
A serious problem, though, is that, in addition to suppressing the behavior, negative punishment often produces undesirable side effects.
Harsh, negative punishment might work in the short term, but the end result will eventually be employee dissatisfaction, low productivity, and high turnover.
Generally I am vehemently opposed to the use of positive punishment (dog's behavior makes a bad thing happen), but when appropriate, I am not opposed to negative punishment (dog's behavior makes a good thing go away).
This is a form of negative punishment, like grounding your teenager for bad behavior, in contrast to positive punishment like a slap on the dog's rump.
In many cases, negative punishment (the removal of previously earned privileges or tangible items to decrease the rate of a behavior) is the sole tool used to manage inmates' behavior while in prison.
The postreinforcer delays that occurred following impulsive choices in the delay conditions could be conceptualized as negative punishment, for example, time-out for impulsive responding.

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