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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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This module included one frame containing navigation directions and four frames offering variations of textual and graphical depictions of the following learning concepts: positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, and negative punishment.
Something painful is applied in positive punishment, whereas something attractive is taken away in negative punishment.
Harsh, negative punishment might work in the short term, but the end result will eventually be employee dissatisfaction, low productivity, and high turnover.

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