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Psychology 1410 - Punishment (Learning and Behavior pt. 3)

by: Carley Olejniczak

Psychology 1410 - Punishment (Learning and Behavior pt. 3) Psy-1410-007

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Carley Olejniczak
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Dr. Seth Marshall

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This is the final section of notes for Chapter 5 on Learning and Behavior. Focuses on punishment and its effects.
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carley Olejniczak on Thursday February 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psy-1410-007 at Middle Tennessee State University taught by Dr. Seth Marshall in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 28 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at Middle Tennessee State University.


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Date Created: 02/18/16
Ch 5 Learning and Behavior pt 3 Corporal punishment 0 Physical harm to punish Psychologists recommend not using punishment 0 The southern states legalize corporal punishment 0 Side effects aggression increase 0 Models aggressive behavior for children 0 We tend to stick with what we know so if we are punished physically as a child we will tend to be more aggressive in punishment later in life 0 Punishment is often delivered in frustration emotional reaction Fail to teach new behavior 0 Only temporarily suppresses behavior 0 Emotional reaction prevents learning 0 Increase in escape and avoidance o Punishment is modeled for the child Zero Tolerance Zero tolerance policies are not effective 0 Better alternatives is to reinforce better social behaviors instead of delivering a strict punishment after rst offense 0 There has been a decrease in school violence if a school doesn t use zero tolerance policies P son US prisoner recidivism rates are approximately 60 o Inmates that are released from prison come back within 3 years Prisons need to be based more on rehabilitation than punishment Limitations of Behavioral Psychology 0 Completely outside of the black box doesn t study the mind but only the observable 0 Doesn t discover how people think or research of cognitive processes 0 Not all learning is observable


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