Positive Reinforcement Is Better Than Punishment

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I think that the operant conditioning techniques, being positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, and negative punishment, can be quite effective when used suitably. These methods are applied and affect everyone in some way daily, though a certain method may be more effective than others for a specific situation. Of the two main types, however, punishment seems to be less effective over the long-term. Though it may be fast to stop behavior, it only states not to do something, not more fitting manners; punishment needs to also be supplemented with this, otherwise the behavior may not change, or may not change positively. In addition, certain types of punishment may instill poor values or fear (e.g. physical punishment),

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