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Reference, pls

Posted by: Stoller on February 05, 19100 at 01:17:45:

In Reply to: yet more posted by Piper on February 04, 19100 at 22:52:58:

'It is generally not convenient to shape skillful behavior with a negative reinforcer because it elicits many respondents which may conflict, be incompatible with the behavior to be shaped' (Holland & Skinner, The Analysis of Behavior, McGraw-Hill 1961, p. 219 32-37).

'[T]he greater the severity of the punishment (after some minimum intensity is surpassed), the lower the response rate' (Ibid., p. 269, 40-39).

'[P]unishment does not actually eliminate behavior from a repertoire, and its temporary achievement is obtained at tremendous cost in reducing the over-all efficiency and happiness of the group' (Skinner, Science and Human Behavior, Macmillan 1953, p. 190.

Piper: Skinner thought punishment was effective for certain purposes.

Let's see the reference.

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