Positive and intermittent reinforcement

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1) Why do some individuals resort to positive punishment when someone is not behaving correctly?

2) Research indicates that punishment is ineffective, particularly if it is not delivered shortly after the undesirable behavior, why is it ineffective if it is not delivered shortly after the undesirable behavior?

3) Why are schedules of reinforcements so important in changing an undesirable behavior in an individual or even an animal?

4) Why should intermittent reinforcement result in stronger, long lasting learning than continuous reinforcement?

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