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The Effectiveness Of Positive Reinforcement
A look at a the effectiveness of positive reinforcement as seen in a psychology experiment.
# 72646 | 2,260 words | 6 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Psychology (Motivation Studies) , Psychology (General)

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This paper describes and discusses a psychology experiment where positive reinforcement is used in an attempt to modify behavior. The experiment concerns dish washing behavior and notes that positive reinforcement did have a significant effect on behavior.

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"A single subject design was used to determine the effects of positive reinforcement on dish washing behavior. The subject for the study was the investigator's roommate and the study took place at the investigator's apartment, which is shared with the roommate. Findings showed that the positive reinforcement had a significant effect on dish washing behavior, however this effect was lost when the positive reinforcement was removed."

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