For this project, you are to show the class how to best shape a child’s behavior using Skinner’s four consequences: positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, and negative punishment.
If you were parenting a child who was acting out, how would you deal with him/her/them?
Make sure you explain how the consequence works and why/how you would use it. Also, discuss what consequence schedule you would use and why. REMEMBER, the consequences you would use for a 4 year old will be different than what you use for a 12 year old. Make sure you address this in your presentation. You can look at this site to help you understand Operant Conditioning: (Links to an external site.)
The format of the presentation must be creative (and will affect your grade)! You can choose from formats such as these: web page, audio podcast, comic strip, children’s story, a song/spoken word you write and perform, a detailed poem, or screenplay. You can, though I don’t encourage you to do a PPT, but if you do it must be creative!