Behavior Modification Methods: Positive vs. Negative

This will mainly be a compilation of sourced ideas Overall, there are two kinds of emotional motivations: pleasant (will be referred to as “positive”) and painful (will be referred to as “negative”). Punishment versus Reinforcement Punishment: To decrease the probability of a behavior occurring in the future—it discourages the target behavior. Reinforcement: To increase the probability of a behavior occurring in the future—it encourages the target behavior. “Positive” vs. “Negative” Positive: when something is added, or introduced. Negative: when something is subtracted, or removed. Positive Reinforcement vs. Negative Reinforcement Positive reinforcement: To introduce something desirable to increase the probability of the target behavior in the future. Negative reinforcement: To remove something undesirable to increase the probability of the target behavior in the future. Positive Punishment vs. Negative Punishment Positive Punishment: To introduce something undesirable after a behavior to reduce the probability of the target behavior in the future. Negative Punishment: To remove something desirable after a behavior to reduce the probability of the target behavior in the future. Negative Emotional Motivations Guilt and Shame There are many misconceptions about guilt and shame. Many are them are perpetuated by those who try to use these feelings to keep us down and hold us back. I will not name who does this to us but if you examine your life it will become very obvious. In fact, under this post I would love to hear from you about the creative ways these feelings have been used against you. Guilt and shame are tricky feelings that cause so much unnecessary suffering. Nearly identical in the way they work within us, guilt and shame...