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Psyche Hitting the alarm clock; what kind of reinforcement?

Every day we hit alarm clock when it rings to stop it early in morning.
What kind of reinforcement is this?

a) Punishment
b) Extinction
c) +ve reinforcement
d) -ve reinforcement
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This depends on:

a) If we wake up after or not.. (I don't)
b) Set the alarm the next day again or not

Normally, I think it would be extinction (eliminates behavior -- sleep)
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I think is -ve reinforcement...
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punishment......behaviour stops when stimulus is given...
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The situation is more like classical conditioning than operant. But with options, I am thinking its D..

+ve reinforcement is rewarding situation,
-ve reinforcemnt is escape, or avoiding the stimulus to increase behavior.
punishment wud be just the alarm ringing i think but here its regarding stopping the alarm..!!
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d)-ve reinforcement
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c) positive reinforcement
The ringing of the alarm reinforces his attitude towards stopping it everyday.
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negative reinforcement
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In punishment-
Beh: hitting the alarm.
Punishment: sound of alarm. (stimulus)
The behavior is not stopped when the stimulus is given!

In -ve reinforcement:
Behavior - hitting the alarm.
Stimulus - sound of alarm.
I think the sound of alarm (stimulus) will reinforce the behavior of hitting the alarm. (and its not an award)

I think its -ve reinforcement !!
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we stop stimuli to stop punishment (stopping the sleep as negative stimuli) ->>positive reinforcement...guess c)
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i think its c too
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i m with C). positive reinforcement....because alarm is the stimulus and stoppin the alarm is the behaviour.....
btw , waitin for d correct answer
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-ve renforcement
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change my opinion (-) reinforce; the removal of stimuli gives pleasent sense d)
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You do a certain action when the stimulus is given so, here in this case alarm sound is stimulus and action is hitting the alarm to stop it.
You hit the alarm (action) everyday when it rings (stimulus). So, I will go with +ve reinforcement. ANS: C
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Show Teeth it is -ve Reinforcement

It is negative reinforcement.

Dr. Daugherty quoted this example in his lectures.

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d) -ve reinforcement
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This depends on:

a) If we wake up after or not.. (I don't)
b) Set the alarm the next day again or not

Normally, I think it would be extinction (
eliminates behavior -- sleep)
I dont know why no one of u guys say EXTINCTION.

I say extinction. No more sleep.
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I dont know why no one of u guys say EXTINCTION.

I say extinction. No more sleep.
because this has nothing to do with the "sleeping" behavior.
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I dont know why no one of u guys say EXTINCTION.

I say extinction. No more sleep.
I thought just like you, but that would mean no sleep forever lol..

So most logically its Neg. Reinforcement
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correct answer is

d) -ve reinforcement

OUR behavior increases daily so IT IS reinforcement
NOW we have to look bout stimulus
IT IS REMOVED dudes as we hit clock no more alarm..
so it is -ve reinforcement
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A negative reinforcer increases the frequency of a behavior or maintains the frequency. It is not punishment. These terms are often confused. A negative reinforcer increases or maintains the frequency of the behavior that terminates the negative reinforcer. In this case the negative reinforcer is present before the behavior. The organism performs a behavior that terminates the negative reinforcer. The behavior that terminates the negative reinforcer is likely to increase or be maintained in frequency. Suppose someone has a headache (negative reinforcer). The person takes two aspirin but nothing happens. Then the person takes two Tylenol tablets and the headache goes away. The next time the person has a headache it is likely the person will take Tylenol. That is the behavior that has been reinforced.
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You do a certain action when the stimulus is given so, here in this case alarm sound is stimulus and action is hitting the alarm to stop it.
You hit the alarm (action) everyday when it rings (stimulus). So, I will go with +ve reinforcement. ANS: C
did you hit the alarm to obtain the reward again(the sound) NO.

You did it because you want to avoid the sound so it's negative reinforcement.

An action is performed to avoid the stimulus it's like electrocuting the rat to make the jump
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If we put the alarm on snooze mode. Then would it be + reinforcement?
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If we put the alarm on snooze mode. Then would it be + reinforcement?
Action performed to avoid stimulus doesn't matter for how long.unless you are snoozing because you like to listen to alarm than we got bigger problems
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Default It is Classic conditioning- stimulus--> response

Stimulus given(alarm sound) elicits response (hit the alarm) is classic conditioning like in given case


Operant condioning: response---> stimuli after the response

Reinforcement Response followed by stimulus( applied or removed ) to strengthen the response

Punishment response followed by noxious stimulus decreasing the response

extinction response decreased by removal of stimulus eg.
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